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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Governor told to stop monotonous song

Trans Nzoia governor Patrick Khaemba has cautioned his opponents in the county to stop rumourmongering and wait for 2017 in the ballot where he will show them dust.
Addressing residents in the county government buildings during the launching of county website Khaemba praised Uasin Gishu county under Jackson Mandago that it is performing well ahead of Trans Nzoia leaving questions to residents why he was praising other governors for good performance while himself he is also a governor like them and why Trans Nzoia is behind Uasin Gishu county.
Khaemba said those who are fighting him are the one hindering county development promising to sue some of them soon. He said Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission including auditors had done their investigations over the purchased referral hospital where some leaders in the county claimed that the building did not worth such amount saying that nothing like corruption has been found. He said the county government had followed the right procedure but a local politicians
Fred Kiprotich said Khaemba should take action and sue his opponents whom he has been claiming have painted him badly in public forums instead of singing the same suing song. Kiprotich said Khaemba has talked of suing his opponent since last year and it is time for him to take action.
Recently during the opening of the Ford Kenya office in the county one of his opponents Kakai Bisau defended himself saying he was not fighting anybody but where governor goes wrong he has to inform him “and when I correct a leader it does not mean that am fighting you because residents needs good service’’.
On the county website Khaemba said it will help the Trans Nzoia residents from abroad to know what is going on in their home county and those within the county through sending a text message in 21905 and visiting the website. He said all county activities will be available on the website. He accused the Communication Authority of Kenya for denying counties licence to start their own radios as constitution states.
County executive in charge of youths, sports, gender and tourism Eunice Ndiwa said the website will help the county to sell the tourism sector which has failed due to lack of professionals who can perform well through inventing ways of doing marketing to attract foreigners and locals. Those present during the launching were deputy governor Stanley Tarus, county executive in charge of agriculture Andrew Wanyonyi and Gaudencia Nakhungu.