Serve res­i­dents, MP tells Homa Bay reps

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

Kasipul MP Oyugi Mag­wanga has said graft has led to poor ser­vice de­liv­ery in Homa Bay county.

“It is un­for­tu­nate res­i­dents die of pre­ventable dis­eases and com­pli­ca­tions be­cause money meant for drugs is looted,” he said. Mag­wanga was re­act­ing fol­low­ing the death of a preg­nant woman at the Homa Bay County Re­fer­ral Hospi­tal on Fri­day af­ter com­pli­ca­tions.

Health ex­ec­u­tive Lawrence Oteng’ said the woman had to be re­ferred from an­other hospi­tal due to a short­age of medics in the ma­ter­nity wing.

Last Fri­day, a fight al­legedly broke out among some MCAs over a Sh4mil­lion hand­out. Mag­wanga faulted the lead­ers for pur­su­ing per­sonal in­ter­ests at the ex­pense of ser­vice.

He said those loot­ing pub­lic funds should be in­ves­ti­gated and charged. “The fight for looted money shows those in­volved are be­ing hunted for dirty deals,” Mag­wanga said.

/ JUSTUS OCHIENG

Kasipul MP Oyugi Mag­wanga in Oyugis town on Au­gust 17, 2014

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