Don’t use food to cam­paign, Ju­bilee told

The govern­ment should feed its peo­ple with­out giv­ing any con­di­tions, says Kingi

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast - ELIAS YAA @TheS­tarKenya

Lead­ers from Kil­ifi have crit­i­cised the govern­ment for tak­ing ad­van­tage of res­i­dents’ hunger and us­ing re­lief food as a cam­paign tool.

Led by Gov­er­nor Ama­son Kingi, they said Cabi­net Sec­re­taries who visit the county to dis­trib­ute re­lief food have been cam­paign­ing for Ju­bilee, urg­ing res­i­dents to sup­port the govern­ment if they want to get de­vel­op­ment projects.

Speak­ing at Tsan­gatsini trad­ing cen­tre on Satur­day, where he dis­trib­uted food, Kingi said Ju­bilee is us­ing re­lief food as bait.

He was ac­com­pa­nied by Sen­a­tor Ste­wart Madzayo, Kaloleni MP Gunga Mwinga and Rabai MP Wil­liam Kamoti.

They crit­i­cised Wa­ter CS Eu­gene Wamalwa and his Devo­lu­tion coun­ter­part Mwangi Ki­un­juri for hir­ing two he­li­copters to dis­trib­ute wa­ter and re­lief food.

On Fri­day, the two vis­ited Tana Riv- er and Jari­buni to launch the drought mit­i­ga­tion pro­gramme. They do­nated 1,200 bags of maize and six trucks of wa­ter. The food was dis­trib­uted by youths dresses in T-shirts la­belled Vi­jana na Ju­bilee.

“It is shame­ful for CSs to pur­port to be dis­tribut­ing food and then turn it into a cam­paign rally. The govern­ment should feed its peo­ple with­out giv­ing any con­di­tions,” Kingi said.

/ELIAS YALA

Kil­ifi Gov­er­nor Ama­son Kingi (R) dis­trib­utes maize to a res­i­dent of Tsan­gatsini on Satur­day. He ac­cused the Ju­bilee govern­ment of us­ing re­lief food as a bait to woo res­i­dents to sup­port the party

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