CUE of­fi­cer in Bun­goma Se­nate race

Says he would re­vive ce­real banks, de­pots to store pro­duce af­ter bumper har­vests

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - BRIAN OJAMAA @ojamab

Com­mis­sion for Univer­sity Ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary Juma Mukhwana has launched his cam­paign for Bun­goma se­na­tor.

He has told the in­cum­bent Moses Wetang’ula not to bow out of the 2017 pres­i­den­tial race.

Muk­wana, an un­suc­cess­ful can­di­date for the Kabuchai par­lia­men­tary seat in 2013, said he would team up with Gov­er­nor Ken­neth Lusaka in the Ju­bilee Party.

He said the county needed lead­ers from the same party in key po­si­tions to work as a team for bet­ter services.

Muk­wana said res­i­dents’ ex­pec­ta­tions might not be re­alised if the gov­er­nor and se­na­tor pull in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions.

He spoke at Mabusi Catholic Church in Ton­garen con­stituency dur­ing a fundraiser at the week­end.

Muk­wana was with par­lia­men­tary aspi­rants for We­buye East Dan Simiyu, Kabuchai’s Ma­jimbo Kalasinga, Kim­ilili’s Dis­mus Barasa and Ben Chak­wanda of Ton­garen. The com­mis­sioner said it is dis­ap­point­ing that Wetang’ula had kept pok­ing holes in the gov­er­nor’s lead­er­ship, in­stead of com­ing to­gether to plan how best to use re­sources for the ben­e­fit of the res­i­dents. He said if elected, he would use his po­si­tion to re­vive ce­real banks, where farm­ers could store pro­duce af­ter a bumper har­vest.

/JACK OWUOR

Cord co­prin­ci­pals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula dur­ing the Spe­cial Par­lia­men­tary Group and Gov­er­nors’ Sum­mit at Ufunga­mano House on Au­gust 23

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