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Governor accuses govt of discrimination against the elderly

11 December 2013, 10:42 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Vihiga Governor, Moses Akaranga has accused the national government of discrimination in disbursement of funds to the poor and elderly citizens.

Akaranga said that the criteria used by the government to identify beneficiaries of the Social Protection for the Elderly fund was discriminatory.

He added that majority of the deserving elders were left out of the scheme and asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene and have the funds increased.

“Many elders have been complaining to me during my tours of the Wards that they have been discriminated in the issuance of the funds,” said Akaranga.

He added, “Most of them are given false hopes by government officers who instruct them to record their details in anticipation of getting the funds in vain.”

Akaranga was speaking at Kapchemgum grounds during a tour of Jepkoyayi Ward in Hamisi sub-County yesterday.

Area MP, Charles Gimose and members the County Executive Committee accompanied Akaranga during the tour.

He added that the programme of taking care of the elders was not part of the County government functions, adding that they had little to do to those who were left out during the exercise.

The Governor noted that he was concerned that elders sidelined in the scheme were blaming the County government for their woes.

During the meeting, elders protested against Akaranga over the government’s decision to leave them out of the programme and asked for his intervention to have them included on the list of beneficiaries.

Akaranga said that his government had set aside KES 200 million for rehabilitation of feeder roads in the County.

He explained that out of the KES 200 million, KES 20 million will be used to construct bridges while KES 180 million will be used to improve roads' conditions to ease transport in the region.

“We have already released KES 40 million for the ongoing roads rehabilitation exercise,” he added.

He noted that he had instructed contractors to hire villagers to repair the roads so that they can earn some money for Christmas holidays.

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