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War of words won't sort Nyamira mess, says ex-senator Mong'are

Says the blame game between governor and senator will deny residents services.

In Summary

• A few days ago, Nyaribo and Omogeni engaged in a war of words over various development projects in the county.

• Omogeni said despite him pushing for resources from the national government, nothing has been achieved in the devolved unit.

Former Nyamira senator Okong'o Mong'are in Nyamira town on Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Former Nyamira senator Okong'o Mong'are in Nyamira town on Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Image: ALVIN RATEMO

The blame game between Governor Amos Nyaribo and Senator Okong'o Omogeni will not solve the mess in Nyamira county, former Senator Okong’o Monga’re has said.

A few days ago, Nyaribo and Omogeni engaged in a war of words over various development projects in the county.

Omogeni said despite him pushing for resources from the national government, nothing has been achieved in the devolved unit.

But Mong'are said the current senator has concentrated on criticising the county executive and neglecting his oversight role.

“All we want to see is our residents benefit from services offered by the county government. We cannot have leaders whose only job is to engage in a war of words with the county governor," Mong'are said.

"The senator has failed in his role and is now facing the governor and engaging him in non-constructive debates. The role of any senator is to question the operations of the county, which he has not done. We are wondering what his main role in the Senate is.”

Mong'are said the war of words between the two will deny residents services.

Mong'are spoke in Nyamira town when he declared his senatorial bid. He will seek to recapture the seat on the Ford Kenya ticket.

The former senator drummed up support for Kenya Kwanza alliance and exuded confidence Deputy President William Ruto will be elected the fifth president.

During the 2017 general election, Mong’are opted out of the senatorial race to run for the presidency. He later abandoned the presidential race and went for the gubernatorial contest. He lost to the late Governor John Nyagarama.

Mong'are, American-based businessman Alvin Machoka (Upia party) Land engineer Adams Mochenwa (DP) and UDA’s Nyambega Mose will battle to unseat Omogeni in August.

Edited by A.N

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