Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala took a charm offensive to Lugari MP Ayub Savula’s backyard, accusing him of neglecting his role of building better infrastructure for his constituents.
Speaking at a rally in Mautuma on Saturday, accompanied by members of the Kenya Kwanza brigade including former Kakamega Senator Dr. Boni Khalwale, Hon. Benjamin Washiali, Hon. Hadija Nganyi, Dr. Connie Lusweti, Hon. Alex Atingo, Hon. Chango, among other leaders, Malala accused Savula of drinking too much and forgetting that Lugari needs better and well-connected roads.
“Hii Mautuma inakaa ni kama mko Turkana County… imetengwa kabisa… sasa nashangaa huku barabara ni mbaya kabisa… Savula anajiita mtoto wa pastor na anakunywa kuanzia asubuhi mpaka jioni,” he said.
Malala, who is running for governor of Kakamega, has stated that money for road construction will be allocated to each ward in his administration.
“Mambo ya kuweka pesa zote za barabara Kakamega mimi nataka kukomesha hiyo,” he continued, saying that each ward will prioritise projects using money allocated to it.
In the trip across Lugari Constituency, Malala also promised equitable distribution of bursary funds, supply of piped water to all homesteads within Kakamega County, operationalization of the maize milling plant in Lugari and Likuyani, enhancement of a Kshs 300 million revolving fund for women and youth groups.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.