October 20th 2017

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Matungulu's Charles Kilonzo vows to transform constituency governance

Dr Kilonzo also intents to improve business in the area by promoting local women groups and financing them whenever possible and adding value to farm produce by improving provision of inputs such as fertilizers.

By Rose Mukonyorosemukonyo@yahoo.comWednesday, 08 Feb 2017 15:16 EAT

Dr Kilonzo as he mobilized Tala residents to register as voters over the weekend. (Photo: Rose Mukonyo/Kenya Free Press).

Matungulu parliamentary aspirant Charles Kilonzo now plans to transform leadership system by devolving functions to the various wards in Matungulu. This he plans to implement within the first year of his leadership if elected as the next Matungulu MP. Dr Kilonzo has plans to work with a committee drawing members from the five wards in Matungulu who will work autonomously to manage CDF funds through the MP.

In this new era of devolution, professionals will be drawn from each ward working in various sectors such as health, transport, water among others, Kilonzo has said. "I believe each ward has professionals and residents have always complained that they feel sidelined when people from other areas are put in jobs which can be done by local residents who are qualified," Dr Kilonzo told this website.

The MP aspirant, who has created a name for him in his job creation for the residents through the schools he runs, plans to work with the residents in his vision which entails expansion of health facilities and equipping them with medicine and improving education in Matungulu. In the recent past, the philanthropic businessman has been providing clean water to residents which has not been long lasting but plans to ensure once elected he will sink boreholes for residents and expand dams to provide sufficient water which can be used for irrigation during the dry season.

Dr Kilonzo also intents to improve business in the area by promoting local women groups and financing them whenever possible and adding value to farm produce by improving provision of inputs such as fertilizers. He plans to promote sports as income generating venture as well as promoting artists and helping students by bringing library services close home.

The aspirant says as a servant leader who knows how to work with other leaders will be in the race to unseat the incumbent Stephen Mule and battle it out with Machakos senator Personal Assistant Peter Makau, Kangundo KNUT Secretary Daniel Nginga, Thomas Musau among others.

Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.





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