Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o has started his campaign for the ODM governor ticket. The ODM primaries will take place next month.
He pitched tent in the lakeside city at the weekend and visited many estates. Nyong’o said he is best placed to drive devolution.
He said Governor Jack Ranguma’s administration has failed to live up to the devolution spirit by starving residents of the benefits of the 2010 Constitution.
“Those who were given the opportunity to run the county affairs have let the people down,” Nyong’o said.
He promised to carry out a lifestyle audit of the county workers upon assuming office.
To develop city
“It’s unfortunate that residents continue to suffer due to increased corruption because they are using contracts to get kickbacks for their own selfish gains instead of using the money for development,” the senator said.
He said that he has a proper roadmap to develop the city and asked why there is no board in place to look into the affairs of the city.
Nyong’o said Kisumu is strewn with garbage and the dumpsite at Kachok is an eyesore. He said he will take care of these once elected governor.
Nyong’o denied that he will block hawkers and boda boda operators from the Central Business District.
He was accompanied by Nyando MP Fred Outa, who is campaigning to succeed him as senator.
Outa urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure a peaceful transition.
He said Uhuru must be ready to hand over power after the election of a NASA candidate, whom he said will be Raila Odinga.
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