October 20th 2017

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Machakos MP say governor didn't press for varsity

The MP added that the forum hosted by the governor at Machakos "did not in any way serve the people of Machakos. The only person benefiting from it all is the governor himself because he wants a political mileage.

By Oscar NdundaWednesday, 11 Jan 2017 14:51 EAT

Mr Mule (l) and Mr Maweu in addressing the press. (Photo: Oscar Ndunda/Kenya Free Press).

Matungulu MP Stephen Mutinda Mule and his Kangundo counterpart Kyengo Maweu have accused Machakos governor Alfred Mutua for misusing county funds in his political forums which they claimed do not add up any value to the people of Machakos County. While addressing the press on Tuesday at the South Eastern Kenya University, the lawmakers said that the governor would have been the best leader to fight for the establishment of a university within Kangundo in Machakos County had failed to do so.

Mr Mule blamed the governor for using public funds meant to develop the county to ferry 5,000 people to the Machakos Peoples Park and organize a political forum where he declared his interest at the country’s top seat in 2022. “It is so disappointing that we are here to get a university for the people of Machakos County and the governor is not here, this is more important than the forum he is hosting. Governor Mutua must stop misusing public funds meant to develop the county to make his political declarations,” said Mr Mule.

The MP added that the forum hosted by the governor at Machakos "did not in any way serve the people of Machakos. The only person benefiting from it all is the governor himself because he wants a political mileage.

Mr Maweu assured the residents of Kangundo that they will have a varsity of their own soon. “I want to assure my people of Kangundo that soon they will have their own university but I want to tell governor Mutua, if you meant well for the people of Machakos you should have been here to receive the chatter because you the head of the county government,” he said.

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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