MP hope­ful tells Jakoyo not to run next year

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Gem par­lia­men­tary as­pi­rant Eric Rabuogi wants MP Jakoyo Midiwo to step down next year over his “poor de­vel­op­ment track record”.

He said Midiwo has done noth­ing tan­gi­ble in the 15 years he has been area MP.

Rabuogi also ac­cused the leg­is­la­tor of un­fair dis­tri­bu­tion of CDF cash. “You have failed the peo­ple of Gem and the honourable thing to do for them is to step down for young and vi­sion­ary lead­ers,” he told the Star on the phone yes­ter­day.

Rabuogi chal­lenged Midiwo to show con­stituents the projects he has ini­ti­ated so far. He said most roads in the con­stituency are in poor state.

But Midiwo has said he has im­proved in­fra­struc­ture, es­pe­cially roads. He has served as Gem MP since 2002.

Rabuogi urged Nyanza lead­ers to fo­cus on is­sue-based pol­i­tics to spur de­vel­op­ment.

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Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo in Nairobi on Septem­ber 12 last year

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