Trans Nzoia leaders trade accusations over development projects

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Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba
Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba

Trans Nzoia leaders have traded accusations over stalled projects in the County. Leaders led by Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa accused Governor Patrick Khaemba of failing to finish the projects he initiated years ago, including construction of a referral hospital, terming his handling of the matter questionable.

“This County’s performance is rated among the poorest since the Governor assumed office and we have to tell him that he has delivered nothing,” said Wamalwa, “When you visit Kitale town, the roads are filled with potholes.” He said some projects were set aside to act as cash cows.

Kwanza MCA Sarah Lubano also faulted the Governor for failing to see through the construction of a bus stage, whose construction started five years ago. He said the construction site is now being used as a maize drying point by businessmen with matatu operators in need of better amenities.

However, Governor Khaemba called on leaders questioning his development track record to visit his office and get tangible updates on the same, adding that some leaders prefer to criticize him at funerals. He said the County government intends to build the best hospital that will serve the region and neighbouring Uganda.

He blamed the government for releasing County funds late, affecting development in Counties as a result. He also pointed out that his criticism is politically geared, “Some of the politicians complaining the most have gubernatorial ambitions and they’ll still not have peace when in power.”