Gov­er­nors dis­miss poor record claims

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - BY RUSHDIE OUDIA

Gov­er­nors from Nyanza have dis­missed claims by Or­ange Demo­cratic Move­ment chair­man John Mbadi (right) that they have not de­vel­oped their re­gions.

They also said gov­er­nors and other lead­ers should not be im­posed on res­i­dents.

Gov­er­nors Cor­nel Rasanga (Si­aya) and Okoth Obado (Mig­ori) spoke sep­a­rately to the

and de­fended their records.

Mr Mbadi said the per­for­mance of Prof Anyang Ny­ong’o (Kisumu), Mr Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay), Mr Obado and Mr Rasanga "is em­bar­rass­ing to say the least”.

“(ODM leader) Raila Odinga and many oth­ers fought for de­vo­lu­tion but the fruits are not be­ing re­alised back home be­cause of the clue­less peo­ple in of­fice,” Mr Mbadi said.

He ac­cused the county bosses of us­ing their time in of­fice to amass wealth.

Dur­ing the burial of Ju­bilee Sec­re­tary-gen­eral Raphael Tuju's brother Kefa Oduor in Rarieda on Jan­uary 5, Mr Mbadi told Nyanza res­i­dents "to re­place the so-called tech­nocrats with re­form­ers and sea­soned politi­cians in 2022”.

A day after the speech, Mr Mbadi told the that he meant those gov­er­nors who were elected in 2013.

“I did not say all gov­er­nors have failed us. Prof Ny­ong’o is try­ing though he is barely a year in of­fice,” Mr Mbadi said.

Mr Rasanga and his Mr Obado through their com­mu­ni­ca­tion di­rec­tors Jerry Sando and Ni­cholas Anyuor re­spec­tively dis­missed Mr Mbadi's state­ment.

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