Lusaka is Bun­goma’s worst tragedy — Eseli

Ford-K SG says gover­nor wastes funds

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - IBRAHIM ORUKO @Orukoi

Ford Kenya has hit back at Bun­goma Gover­nor Ken Lusaka, ac­cus­ing him of dis­play­ing ig­no­rance in public, fol­low­ing his re­cent at­tacks on Moses We­tang’ula’s pres­i­den­tial bid.

Dur­ing a rally at­tended by Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto in Mayuba Sta­dium, Sirisia con­stituency, on Satur­day, Lusaka said We­tang’ula’s quest for the presidency “is far-fetched, out of reach and can only hap­pen in a dream­land”.

He told the Bun­goma se­na­tor to stop con­fus­ing Western res­i­dents. Lusaka urged We­tang’ula to stop build­ing cas­tles in the air and, in­stead, wake up to the re­al­ity that he will never be Cord’s flag­bearer at the 2017 elec­tion.

But Ford Kenya sec­re­tary gen­eral Eseli Simiyu yes­ter­day dis­missed Lusaka’s com­ments, de­scrib­ing him as the worst tragedy to be­fall Bun­goma.

He said Lusaka lacks the moral author­ity or po­lit­i­cal le­git­i­macy to talk about We­tang’ula’s pres­i­den­tial am­bi­tion.

“Bun­goma has had many tragedies, but the elec­tion of Lusaka as gover­nor stands out as the worst. He has no leg to stand on to crit­i­cise We­tang’ula’s pres­i­den­tial am­bi­tion,” Simiyu said.

The Ton­garen MP said Lusaka’s term as gover­nor has been char­ac­terised by squan­der­ing of county re­sources.

“Lusaka has no idea what he is talk­ing about be­cause he lives in his own per­verted world, the world of cor­rup­tion,” he said.

Simiyu said the county chief has been a dis­grace to res­i­dents, as he pre­sides over cor­rup­tion and mis­man­age­ment of re­sources in a way that has made Bun­goma ugly to Kenyans.


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