Governors dismiss poor record claims
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.