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Busia Governor to vie for Presidency in 2022

13 October 2014, 09:26 Jane Zack

Busia - Busia Governor, Sospeter Ojaamong who is also the first MP to win two terms as Teso lawmaker, has revealed that he will vie for Presidency upon the expiry of his second term in 2022.

Ojaamong was quoted saying, "God is taking me to occupy President Uhuru Kenyatta's seat when his constitutional second term expires in 2022 and I believe it is possible."

The County boss said this over the weekend while commissioning five new classrooms at Ekisegere Primary School in Malaba that were built by Community Development Trust Fund at a cost of KES 5.1 million.

He further reiterated that his push for Pesa Mashinani came even as the National Assembly Public Committee gave indications that allocations to all counties would be increased to KES 400 billion, up from the controversial KES 226 billion.

Read Also: Pesa Mashinani not part of CORD's Okoa Kenya: Ruto

Ojaamong' said, "The Pesa Mashinani push was not meant to fail President Uhuru's administration but rather to bring more funds to the grassroots in a bid to make devolution a reality."

The committee chairman, Ababu Namwamba said the allocation will be based on the 2013-2014 financial year.

Also, he said that Kenya National Highway Authority owes the County Government KES 28 million which had been set aside for carrying repair works on the dilapidated Malaba-Busia road.

The County government of Busia has intervened to repair the road and insists that KENHA should refund the money.

However, Ojaamong' faulted some contractors who do shoddy job after winning contracts.

"My government will not tolerate poor workmanship by contractors," the Governor charged.

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