Kibunguchy promises more development to Likuyani residents

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Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy recieving blessings from a catholic priest during the launch of his re-election campaign
Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy recieving blessings from a catholic priest during the launch of his re-election campaign

Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy has defended his development track record in the last nine and half years.

Addressing electorates at his Seregeya home when he officially launched his re-election campaign, Kibunguchy gave his scorecard highlighting some of the development projects he has successfully implemented in the constituency while in office.

Kibunguchy said that apart from the many completed and ongoing infrastructural projects under CDF covering education, bridges and roads, he intends to initiate more projects that will benefit the community.

Promising to fulfill his promises, Kibunguchy said he has put modalities in place for jump-starting several educational projects meant to boost academic standards in the area to ensure it competed favorably with top ranked schools across the country.

“A part from ECD, education is a national government function and the greatest gift any parent can give to his/her child is education and I am delighted and encouraged to note that our education standards have improved tremendously, but we must do more, I therefore pledge to complete rehabilitation of all our old primary schools, complete the infrastructural development of all our young school as well as complete the establishment of secondary schools in all primary schools that have over 700 pupils,” said Kibunguchy.

The MP also promised to complete construction of classrooms, twin laboratories, multi-purpose halls, libraries/computer laboratories, administration blocks, dormitories and enhance the systemic purchase of buses secondary schools that do not have buses.

Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with his elder brother Mark Barasa during the launch of his re-election campaign
Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with his elder brother Mark Barasa during the launch of his re-election campaign

He said due to the scarcity and exorbitant prices of land, his policy will be to put up storey buildings in the schools.

The MP also pledged to continue with his bursary allocation to first year university students from his Constituency by giving them each Kshs 20,000 from the NG-CDF kitty. For those who will score A- (minus) and A (plain) will each receive an additional Kshs 10,000 and 20,000 respectively from him. In addition those all those who score B+ and above will get a laptop on top of the cash donated by Kibunguchy his family.

For those who will not manage to join university he urged them to join Kongoni Vocational Technical Training College promising to continue giving Kshs 10,000 to each student who will join the college from his Constituency.

Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with some of the leaders during the launch of his re-election campaign
Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with some of the leaders during the launch of his re-election campaign

On health, the MP vowed to work together with like-minded legislators to initiate a referendum to revert the sector back to the national government.

“Apart from Kenyatta National Hospital and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, health is fully devolved function and as a medical doctor I strongly believe that it was a big mistake to devolve health to counties. Industrial unrest in the sector was unheard of, now its common place and rampant, professionalism has been thrown out of the window and replaced by tribalism and cronyism, we must change this,” said Kibunguchy.

He said after referendum they will push for the donation of a Health Service Commission to deal with human resources matters.

He also pledged to explore possibility of starting a Medical Training College (MTC) attached to Likuyani Hospital.

On infrastructural sector, Kibunguchy said it was a shared function between the national and county governments and he was only working on ‘class C roads.

He said currently the tarmacking of Turbo – Soy and Lukusi – Sango – Mawe Tatu – Soy Sambu – Furfural roads is ongoing.

Other roads which are at various stages of tarmacking include River Nzoia – Matunda,  Turbo –Kogo – River Nzoia, and River Nzoia – Kona mbaya – Matunda police – Nangili roads.

He also promised to ensure all the remaining bridges and crossings were constructed to ease movements.

Under his development slogan ‘Kazi iendelee’ the MP who gave out his ten points agenda said it was not exhaustive but it was realist, pragmatic and achievable adding that it was an agenda of transparency, Equity and fairness.

“I am equally proud that I have not discriminated against anybody on the basis of tribe or religion, funds, opportunities and assistance have been shared equally. I am the first to admit that we are not out of the woods yet, but small yet significant steps have been taken, we have laid the vital foundation stone and as everyone can see Likuyani Constituency is not the same as it was nine years ago,”

“I humbly ask for your votes by making a limited set of important promises. It is my solemn principle not to promise what I cannot deliver; and to deliver what I promise,” said Kibunguchy.

The function was also attended by several Member of County Assembly candidates from various political parties which include Ford Kenya, DAP-K, UDP among others who have promised to work together with the MP if elected.