Former long-serving Mautuma Ward Councillor, David Amaswache, has called on newly elected leaders in Lugari Constituency to take up their roles with humility, respect and equality.
In an interview with WKT at his home in Panpaper in Mautuma, Mr. Amaswache, who served Mautuma ward for 13 years between 2000 and 2013, expressed satisfaction and hope in the elected leaders and said they are ripe enough to deliver to the people of Lugari.
“Lugari Constituency is far behind in terms of development compared to other regions. Now that we have new and energetic faces, it is time to work and make sure that development is all over,” he said.
The political guru, who is also a former headteacher, urged the leaders elected, to be honest with the people about what they promised in their campaigns.
“Education is the best investment that you can give to society. The power of a pen can change the world. Let them support our kids so that we can nurture a neat generation ahead,” he said.
The experienced leader advised that the newly elected can only successfully lead if they maintain constant communication with people at the grassroots level and give voice to everyone.
“Don’t allow any person to leave your house without a cup of tea or something. Fungua gate yako saa kumi na mbili asubuhi na sufuria iwe kwa meko (open your gate at 6 AM and put start cooking some food) throughout and you will be doing justice to your people. I ruled for 13 years because people were happy with me and my warm welcome,” he said.
As a challenge to Mr. Nabii Nabwera, the elected MP, Mr. Amaswache stated that investing in good infrastructure and empowering youths will be part of his leadership’s success.
“We want to reduce rural-urban migration for our youths. Let us create opportunities here, Hon. Nabii Nabwera. I know you are capable of doing a good job. Let the people of Lugari feel your presence,” he reiterated.
The veteran leader concluded by thanking the people of Lugari for maintaining peace during the electioneering period and called for calmness as Kenyans look forward to the Supreme Court making a decision on the presidential election petition.
Tom Lutali is a seasoned scribe based in Lugari Sub-County in Kakamega County who writes human interest stories and sports for WKT.