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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Reelect four Luo governors at your peril – Midiwo

Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo./FILE
Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo./FILE

Reelecting the four Luo Nyanza governors will be suicidal, Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo has said.

He said giving Homa Bay’s Cyprian Awiti, Kisumu’s Jack Ranguma, Siaya’s Cornel Rasanga, Okoth Obado of Migori another term would be like reelecting Jubilee, which has impoverished wananchi.

Midiwo said their counterparts have flagship projects to boast of, but the four have nothing to show for devolved funds.

He spoke on Friday during Nyang’inja Primary School Education Day in Siaya.

“Nothing has been done in the four counties .... where we brag of being Raila Odinga’s staunch supporters,” Midiwo said.

He said the governors should be ashamed of letting down those who fought for devolution, including Tom Mboya, Raila and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

“We must lead by example and ensure equitable distribution of resources, not turn the counties into the epitome of corruption and nepotism,” he said.

“Migori receives over Sh6 billion and Siaya Sh4 billion annually. This translates to Sh800 million per constituency a year but what can we show for this money?”

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