Kuria East MP Marwa Kitayama has said that he doesn’t have any personal differences with governor Okoth Obado.
Kitayama said he has been pointing out queries raised by Kuria residents against county government.
He said that despite being elected on Jubilee party ticket he supported Obado, an ODM candidate in 2017 elections and “Kuria people voted for him overwhelmingly.”
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Speaking at Nyaroha Secondary School in his constituency, Kitayama said his stance is because he is against “county corruption and skewed service delivery, then it is because of Kuria people.”
“This time as a community we won’t be silent and be intimidate, we will speak out,” Kitayama said.
He said despite county allocating millions in bursaries, parents and beneficiaries have not been receiving any money,” he said.
“Money is allocated, parents see their names on the list but when they go to schools they find nill balances. We will not allow them to continue deceiving our people,” Kitayama said.
He also pointed out that in Kuria there have been two municipalities, Kehancha and Isebania, instead of only Kehancha as it was approved by the county for World Bank improvement.
The legislator said they have already taken the county and the World Bank to court to include the two to include Migori, Awendo and Rongo municipalities.
During last elections, Kitayama was close to Obado which saw him get several county tenders and his wife being employed as Kuria East sub-county administrator.
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But he said his wife “ was properly employed, and it was not a favour,” for it to be used to silence him.
“I am a contractor and a serious one at that, I have not been paid the same with others with over 5,000 stalled projects in the county, but this is not the reason to be intimidated into silence,” Kitayama vowed.