A few months into the August general election, residents of Kwanza Constituency in Trans Nzoia County have been challenged to elect good leaders with vision who will improve their lives.
Kwanza Constituency aspirant and opinion leader Jacob Nasong’o said the constituency is behind in development compared to the neighboring Cheranganyi Constituency.
Nasongo’s entry into Kwanza Constituency appears to have given the incumbent MP, Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Ford Kenya), nightmares.
“You remember I vied for the Ford Kenya ticket in 2017 and because there was no democracy, I was denied nomination. This time round, I am going to face my competitor in a different vehicle, that is DAP Kenya. Let the electorates decide for themselves,” said Nasongo.
He said the time has come to equip locals with economic skills and not handouts, which has been a habit for many years in the constituency.
Nasongo said the people of Kwanza need empowerment in various ways, like dairy farming, which will generate daily income, among other empowerment projects, as the only way to kick out poverty.
He said, due to his connections with friends abroad, he would use the parliamentary position to lobby for the creation of an industry within Kwanza. He claims that this will help them sell the finished product while also creating jobs for locals.
‘’As a leader, you should not sleep and depend on the NG-CDF funds alone. You need to widen your connections to help your people, and that is why you were elected, and this is my vision to save the people of Kwanza from captivity, ’’ he said.
He added that his administration will see students benefit from scholarships to study careers of their choice.
Nasongo will be up against other candidates such as Wanyonyi, who will be running through Ford Kenya, Keiyo Ward MCA Emmanuel Waswa, and Journalist Nicholas Wamalwa, among others.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.