Marak­wet’s Kisang, Kaino clash in pub­lic

They traded ac­cu­sa­tions over projects

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley - STEPHEN RUTTO @TheS­tarKenya

Marak­wet West MP William Kisang and his pre­de­ces­sor Boaz Kaino en­gaged in a war of words at the Che­bara Dam An­nual Con­ser­va­tion Run on Satur­day. Gover­nor Alex Tol­gos was also in at­ten­dance.

In his first salvo, Kaino ac­cused Kisang of slug­gish­ness in cham­pi­oning the in­ter­ests of Marak­wet West con­stituents.

Kaino said, “I am not say­ing Kisang has done noth­ing since 2013. But he has failed to com­plete some of the projects that I had started.”

He said Kisang failed to ask Trea­sury CS Henry Rotich to al­lo­cate money for two roads in the con­stituency that were ap­proved in 2012.

“I told you [Kisang] to push for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a Malaria In­sti­tute in Ar­ror. That project was gazetted when I was MP, but you ig­nored it,” Kaino said.

The former MP said al­though he had an­nounced his re­tire­ment from pol­i­tics, he will make a come­back af­ter the in­cum­bent’s bad lead­er­ship.

He said Kisang did noth­ing when Uasin Gishu county took over the 3,000-acre Che­bororwa Agri­cul­tural Train­ing Cen­tre on the El­geyo Marak­wet-Uasin Gishu bor­der. But Kisang de­nied the claims, say­ing the land was tran­ferred dur­ing his ten­ure. He ac­cused him of mis­lead­ing lo­cals.

“You claimed I did not push for the es­tab­lish­ment of the gazetted Malaria In­sti­tute in the Ke­rio Val­ley. It would be good if you pro­vided the gazette no­tice to sub­stan­ti­ate your claims,” Kisang said.

When Kaino pre­sented it, the MP dis­missed it as “only a no­tice of in­ten­tion to build a malaria in­sti­tute”. Kisang said he was a per­former who was rated po­si­tion five out of 290 MPs in NGCDF man­age­ment.

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