Sunday, January 6, 2018

By Phillip Muteti, yoana kimwele

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu today said she will not succumb to thebCounty Assembly’s pressure and drop her manifesto to satisfy their anti-development and self centered leadership.

Speaking at Mwingi township AIC during installation of Mwingi Area Bishop Rev Timothy Kituo and Assistant Bishop Rev Nicodemus Kyuli in a service presided by Presiding Bishop AIC Kenya, Silas Yego, the governor said it was her wish to deliver her campaign promises to the people of Kitui saying majority of those derailing progress had no manifesto during their campaigns.

Ngilu said she had a duty to deliver to the electorate and dismissed leaders she says have no interests for the people.

“The people of this county elected me because I had a clear five pillar manifesto that I thought if well implemented would provide a paradigm shift realizing a positive impact on the peoples’ lives”. She said.

Ngilu said it was untimely for some leaders to fight her government and rather called for support to implement her manifesto.

She added that CLIDP(Community Level Infrastructure Development Program) was meant to positively effect water and health sectors in the county.

She said development in the county is tangible and had impacted lives of residents positively, especially in the health sector since the launch of Kitui County Health Insurance cover, revival of water sources, improvement in infrastructure, skills and youth development through various programs, (Kitui County Textile centre) Artisinal mining, ICT development among others.

“Parents are struggling with school fees because we can not give out bursaries, which is in the supplementary budget, and it’s among other areas which will suffer the same’. *I will not succumb to black mail, if you wish, let’s go back to the ballot and let Mwananchi decide” Governor Ngilu said.

Speaking at the event, former Kitui Sen David Musila and now the chair National Museum called upon kitui MCAs to consider the plight of the common mwananchi and support the Governor lest they would derail growth in the county.

The Governor was accompanied by CECs Patrick Musau, Youth Culture and Sports, David Kivoto Education, John Makau Environment and CO Muthoka Dr in charge of health among other county officials.