Mu­tua backs Uhuru, mar­kets Chap Chap party

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Machakos Gover­nor Al­fred Mu­tua has set up camp in Ki­tui county this week to pop­u­larise his Maen­deleo Chap Chap party.

On Monday, he de­clared he will sup­port Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s re­elec­tion bid. Mu­tua said his party will field can­di­dates for all other posts.

“The sup­port I am re­ceiv­ing from as­pi­rants is over­whelm­ing,” he said. Mu­tua as­sured as­pi­rants they will re­ceive fi­nan­cial sup­port. He will visit all six sub­coun­ties in Ki­tui. Mu­tua held a ques­tion and an­swer fo­rum with res­i­dents and lead­ers of Ikutha ward and was hosted by Narc MCA Hus­sein Mwan­dia. He said, “I have shared my per­sonal story of grow­ing up in a poor city slum. This story is no dif­fer­ent from that of many chil­dren grow­ing up in ru­ral Kenya. I want to trans­form the county.”

Mu­tua said it is de­plorable some res­i­dents still lack clean drink­ing wa­ter, have poor health sys­tems and bad roads.

“We need to change the way we do things. We must pur­sue goals that will in­crease food pro­duc­tion for do­mes­tic us, and im­prove the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion,” he said.

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