Marakwet’s Kisang, Kaino clash in public
They traded accusations over projects
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.