Trans Nzoia’s gubernatorial candidate on Kenya Kwanza coalition Dr. Chris Wamalwa is a man under siege following utterances he made against Asians residing in the County to stop meddling in politics claiming some have illegally acquired land through fraudulent means.
Dr. Wamalwa spoke this immediately he was cleared by IEBC to contest for gubernatorial position where he was quoted lashing at Asians in the County over what he termed acquired land illegally as well as interfering in the politics of the County by sponsoring his competitor staying that if elected as Governor he will take action against them.
“I want to give a warning to some Asians residing in the County to desist from engaging in politics, some have illegally grabbed our public land and funding our competitor, we are going to hold a mother of demonstrations to kick them out,” claimed Dr. Wamalwa.
The chair for Chamber of Commerce and Industry Trans Nzoia chapter Martin Waliaula has demanded an apology from Dr. Wamalwa over what he termed as interfering with the investors’ livelihoods as well as threatening them.
Waliaula stated that Asians are contributing to 70 percent of job creation within the County as well as has improved the economic standards of people and that such utterances from a leader was ill advised.
He rubbished Dr. Wamalwas sentiments of Asians supporting his competitor noting that Trans Nzoia has all communities residing in and every community has its constitutional right of supporting a candidate it feels will cater for their welfare and it would be wise for Dr. Wamalwa also to work hard in convincing such communities instead of crying at the top of his voice and threatening some communities.
“As business community we will not allow such reckless statements from leaders attacking our investors who have created job opportunities for our people,” said Waliaula
He however, implored Dr. Wamalwa to use correct ways of raising his complaint against any person by duly following laid down procedures of law without causing injury to anyone and avoid what he termed as pedestrian attacks on some communities if he feels he’s offended.