We paid cash for machines, says Khaemba
Governor denies his county took Sh650m loan to buy road repair equipment
Governor Patrick Khaemba has denied claims his county took a Sh650 million loan to buy road repair machinery. He said the county paid cash for the equipment that has been distributed to all five subcounties.
“Some of our rivals have been misleading the public that we took loans to buy the machinery. Our account books are open for anyone to confirm that we paid cash for the machinery,” Khaemba said.
He spoke on Wednesday in Kitale town when commissioning the equipment. The governor has launched a 90-day rapid repair of 900km of road. Khaemba said all rural roads in Trans Nzoia will be repaired.
Meanwhile, Ford Kenya MPs have said they will back Khaemba for a second term because of his performance and ability to unite communities in the largely cosmopolitan county.
Secretary general Eseli Simiyu said the party will not condone members and officials who undermine Khaemba. “Khaemba is a mature and humble governor who has been able to work well with all communities in this county. That is why we feel he needs the support of all of us to get reelection next year,” the Tongaren MP said.
Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi said the party should remain united to beat its opponents next year. The two spoke at a party meeting in Kitale.