In Summary

•Tong'i urged residents to give him another chance to complete some of the projects he initiated.

•He said he will prioritise education, water and road infrastructure.

Nyaribari Chache Richard Tong'i.
Nyaribari Chache Richard Tong'i.
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Nyaribari Chache MP Richard Tong'i has told residents to stop giving out their IDs in exchange for a small token.

Tong'i said some people have cheated voters to give out the crucial document, especially in areas where he has immense support.

“Those doing so should know that residents are clever and the decision for electing the next MP depends on the people,” he said.

The MP spoke on Monday after a special prayer session in his Amariba home.

Tong'i urged residents to give him another chance to complete some of the projects he initiated.

“My track record speaks for itself,” he said.

Tong’i will be battling out for the seat with veteran journalist Eric Obino, Zaheer Jhanda, James Kenani, Vincent Sagwe, and Kiogoro MCA Samuel Apoko among others.

Tong'i said he will prioritise education, water and road infrastructure.

He was accompanied by Woman Representative aspirant Peris Onsarigo.

She is vying on the Jubilee ticket.

Tong'i said he has been supporting learners from the constituency through the CDF kitty and he will use the networks he has created in and out of the country to secure employment.

He said once the Ibeno Medical Training College is complete, several youths will be employed.

He said he had negotiated with former Chief Justice David Maraga who had agreed to have the construction of three courts in Keumbu, Nyanturago and Kiogoro which he said will equally employ youths as clerks.

Jhanda who will be running on the UDA ticket has since told Tong’i to prepare for a stiff competition saying it is time for a change in the constituency leadership.

The politician who came second in the 2017 polls claimed that he won but was rigged out.

“Time has come to change Nyaribari leadership. We cannot afford a situation where the leadership dwells on clannism,” Jhanda' said.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

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