Residents of Prison area of Matisi Ward in Trans Nzoia County have something to smile about after an aspiring MCA, Brian Mutaki Khisa, decided to sponsor the construction of a road that had been neglected for many years.
Speaking to the Western Kenya Times, Christine Wiyeta, a resident, narrated how fellow residents, especially pregnant women and patients, have been facing difficulties while searching for health services. She appreciated Mr. Khisa for fulfilling their long-term grievances.
“You see where we are standing now, eight women have had difficulties giving birth due to impassable roads. There is no way an ambulance can reach people here or even security officers.
When it comes to security issues, no car can cross here, but today we are smiling at the new progress. We used to follow the main road when going to the hospital or when crossing to Tulwet for our daily business. I want to appreciate this well-wisher who has heard our cry. We are praying for him. This is the leadership we want,” said Moses Wanjala, a businessman.
Brian, who eyeing the Matisi Ward seat as an independent candidate, said leaders are pretending that the road has not been gazetted. He challenged them not to run away from their constitutional mandate given by the people.
He asked residents to vote wisely without considering parties but individual records.
Brian has been at the forefront of mending ward-level roads in several areas including Shanti, Kipsongo, and Rafiki.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.