My ri­vals are bank­ing on lies, says Mandago

‘Those who want po­si­tions should sell their man­i­festos based on the truth’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - MATHEWS NDANYI @ndany­i_­math­ews

Uasin Gishu Gov­er­nor Jack­son Mandago yes­ter­day told his ri­vals to stop spread­inglies about his per­for­mance and said he is cer­tain of re­elec­tion.

Mandago said he had not side­lined any part of the county or com­mu­nity, as claimed by some seek­ing to oc­cupy his of­fice.

“Those who want po­si­tions should sell their man­i­festos based on the truth. Cheap pro­pa­ganda will not help them, ” Mandago said.

He said his ri­vals have been rub­bish­ing his gov­ern­ment’s per­for­mance in the past four years as a strat­egy to win.

“We’ve been dis­tribut­ing re­sources equally to all the six sub­coun­ties with­out favouritism. Those claim­ing oth­er­wise should bet­ter look for other rea­sons to cam­paign,” the gov­er­nor said. He spoke at Kip­somba ward.

With the gen­eral elec­tion less than 10 months off, the con­test for gov­er­nor now ap­pears to be a two-horse race.

The in­cum­bent will face new­comer Ed­ward Serem, the chief Health of­fi­cer in neigh­bour­ing Nandi county. He has an­nounced he will chal­lenge Mandago for the Ju­bilee Party ticket.

“I will be vy­ing on the Ju­bilee ticket but I will say more at the right time,” Serem said. Kenya’s am­bas­sador to Pak­istan Julius Bi­tok is yet to con­firm if he will run while Mar­garet Ka­mar has opted for Se­nate.

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