Saboti MP Caleb Amisi has challenged Trans Nzoia Senator Dr. Micheal Mbito who is among those who have declared interest in the parliamentary seat in the August general elections to account for his term in office.
Amisi who disbursed bursary cheques to beneficiaries across the constituency said poured cold water on senator Mbito’s ambition saying he has no development agenda for the electorate based on his stint at the senate.
“The Senator has thought Saboti is a dumping ground for failures. He has not delivered as a senator since Trans Nzoia lags behind in development yet he has not put Governor Patrick Khaemba on toes,” he said.
The legislator challenged residents to put the Senator to task to stipulate what he has done for them that warrants him to be elected to serve as an MP for the cosmopolitan constituency during the general election.
“You should not just elect leaders because of tokenism. This constituency has undergone transformation under my leadership and hence non-performers should not be given a chance to take over,” he said.
Dr. Mbito belongs to Defense Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa’s Democratic Action Party DAP K and Amisi are both in the Azimio La Umoja coalition whose presidential flag bearer is former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
ODM officials in the region recently refused to cede ground for DAP K candidates in the region saying the Orange party will field candidates for all elective seats in the county since it seeks to boost its numbers.
Saboti legislator has in the meantime said the bursary disbursement exercise was done in a transparent manner to seal all loopholes that saw some deserving applicants miss out in the past.
“Funds have been disbursed to specific schools with a letter attached for each beneficiary. Those who did not fill the application forms correctly are encouraged to visit the CDF offices to revise their applications,” said the MP.