Nyamira County MPs have called upon residents to be careful on who they elect as their leaders over poor development records in the county by the current leaders.
The Members of Parliament said the residents elected the leaders with high expectations after devolution but there has been nothing much achieved even with the resources pumped from the national government to the devolved unit.
The MPs led by Ben Momanyi (Borabu), Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba) and Joash Nyamoko of North Mugirango spoke yesterday at a funeral service at Gachuba Ward in Kitutu Masaba Constituency where they said it is time for the county government to have leaders who are ready to showcase their leadership abilities through service delivery.
North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko expressed his worry about the way funds have been utilized in the county without any mark to show for the same since devolution, sentiments that were echoed by his Kitutu Masaba counterpart Shadrack Mose.
“It is our responsibility as leaders to ensure we leave a tangible mark in the history of our county. It is very worrying that our county leaders who were elected have done very little or nothing with the Billions of money that has been pumped into the county. Let us be very careful in 2022 when we go to the polls so that we can have something for our county,” Nyamoko said.
Nyamoko further said, there is a need for the residents to elect leaders who will have meaning to their lives instead of going to the polls, elect leaders and then lament for five years.
The leaders called upon the residents to be watchful when the 2022 polls come so that they do not regret their choice of leaders who will not be able to deliver to them.
“For over Sh 56 billion to this county, it is embarrassing at times because if you go around the county and try to establish, there is absolutely nothing to show for the monies that have been received to the county since the birth of devolution,” said Ben Momanyi.
Momanyi further noted that the leadership of the county is only concentrating on boasting with national government projects instead of using the funds from the national government to do projects of their own as a county government.
“We are only being told about national government projects such as Bonyunyu dam, Kiendege Airport, and National government Esanige stadium, Sironga Industrial Park projects which are not part of the county projects. We want a county government project, that is all that we need, not national government projects which belong to the Members of Parliament and the National government,” Momanyi noted.
By Darlington Mose