Kitui, Tuesday May 8,
Courtesy of The Governor’s
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has called upon elected leaders cease their endless politicking and deliver to their electorates. Addressing residents of Kamutei, Ikutha and Athi residents in Kitui South Sub-county today, Ngilu expressed displeasure in the continued political drama targeting 2022 succession.
She said politics ended with the 2017 general elections and Kenyan leaders should instead focus on development agendas that will push forward the country’s main transformative agenda.
“Let us shun intermittent politicking in our county and country, when are we going to embrace sanity as a people?” she challenged.
She dared leaders to deliver their campaign manifesto before engaging in premature politics. Ngilu pointed out that while competitive politics are healthy in the right time, leaders should avoid the platform of politics for the mere sake of, engage in development oriented endeavours and reserve politicking for the next electioneering period.
“We want to achieve what we must first do – development-, instead of talking about 2022,” Ngilu quipped.
The Governor affirmed her personal commitment to equally pursue development in all the corners of Kitui County.
During the tour, she issued cheques worth sh.300, 000 and sh.500, 000 to Kamutei Mixed and Ikutha Girls Secondary schools respectively.
She also distributed sanitary towels to girls in the two schools and proceeded to Athi where heavy rains caused devastating damage in the area. Over 300 residents benefitted from beddings from the partnership of the County government and the Kenya Red Cross.
Ngilu pledged to facilitate the setting up of a dispensary in the area to enable access to medical services and shorten distances travelled in search for such services.