- Wamboka faulted the head of state in awarding state jobs to Kenyans saying he was biased.
- He however, lauded Ruto for joining Bungoma MPs to say no to privatisation of Nzoia Sugar Company.
Bumula MP Jack Wamboka has dismissed calls by some Kenya Kwanza MPs asking him to join the government.
Speaking at Bishop Atundo Secondary school on Wednesday during the launch of cohort three beneficiaries of the Wanami Wamboka foundation, the MP said some of his counterparts from the Kenya Kwanza wing have been requesting him to join the government.
Wamboka who was elected on the DAP-K party affirmed that he will remain in the opposition wing to offer oversight to President William Ruto’s government.
“I was elected in the DAP-K party, I cannot make a mistake of joining the government because I should be on the forefront to call out the government whenever they go wrong,” he said.
Wamboka accused the head of state of bias in awarding state jobs to Kenyans.
“Ruto is the President of Kenya but his list of appointments is really shocking, he has awarded his community with top jobs,” he said.
However, Wamboka lauded Ruto for joining Bungoma MPs to say no to privatisation of Nzoia Sugar Company and asked him to move with speed and inject funds into the ailing mill.
“The President must ensure Nzoia returns to its normal milling state because that will give employment opportunities to residents,” Wamboka said.
In addition, the first time MP called on parents to ensure their children are in school saying absenteeism is to blame for poor academic performance in the county.
He said the Wamboka foundation's programme sponsors students from humble backgrounds to pursue education across Bumula schools from Form 1 to Form 4.
The lawmaker added that the initiative was started to ensure no child in Bumula misses education and professionals give back to the community that has uplifted them.
“I inherited a constituency with low levels of education that is why I have gone an extra mile seeking for sponsors who can support me,” Wamboka said.
Also present was Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa who applauded his counterpart for going an extra mile to source funds to help fund education in the constituency.
-Edited by SKanyara