I’ve done much for Trans Nzoia, I need 10 years, says Khaemba

Gov­er­nor says his op­po­nents have many short­com­ings, but he does not want to med­dle in their af­fairs be­cause they do not add value to the lives of res­i­dents

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - NI­CHOLAS WA­MALWA @wamni­cos

Trans Nzoia Gov­er­nor Pa­trick Khaemba has launched his re­elec­tion cam­paign.

On Monday, he met res­i­dents of Ki­tale town to pro­mote the ‘Khaemba tena’ cam­paign. Khaemba urged vot­ers to give him a sec­ond term so he can serve for 10 years.

“My de­vel­op­ment record speaks for it­self and I don’t know why you should look for an­other per­son. I have done per­fectly the work you gave me to do,” he said.

Khaemba said his ri­vals have many short­com­ings, but he does not want to med­dle in their af­fairs be­cause they do not add value to the lives of res­i­dents.

He said some politi­cians crit­i­cise him, yet they have done lit­tle for res­i­dents.

“I have done a lot and I’m still do­ing a lot. That’s why I should be re­elected to serve a sec­ond term,” Khaemba said.

“I want to tell the so-called op­po­nents my de­vel­op­ment record is the ba­sis upon which I will be re­elected by 9am [on Vot­ing Day].”

He urged his ri­vals to stop mud­sling­ing, as his de­vel­op­ment projects are there for all to see.

Those run­ning against Khaemba in­clude high school prin­ci­pal Cos­mus Nabun­golo, Dianah Lukosi, Fes­tus Mukoya, Joshua Sang, Kakai Bisau and Noah Wekesa.

Khaemba said he is an ex­pe­ri­enced per­son, hav­ing served as Live­stock PS and a se­nior of­fi­cial at the African De­vel­op­ment Bank be­fore he was elected gov­er­nor. He said no­body can outdo him in de­vel­op­ment.

“Which other gov­er­nor does Trans Nzoia need when I am so ex­pe­ri­enced? I have brought wa­ter to peo­ple’s doorsteps and new equip­ment to en­sure all our roads are pass­able,” Khaemba said.

“I’m putting up a county re­fer­ral hospi­tal. I have con­structed ECDE class­rooms and hired care­tak­ers, th­ese are just among the many projects I have done.”

/NI­CHOLAS WA­MALWA

Trans Nzoia Gov­er­nor Pa­trick Khaemba greets res­i­dents at a funeral in Taito on Au­gust 17

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