Jubilee plotting to deny Western Kenya residents ID cards
15 June 2015, 09:07
Vihiga - Vihiga Senator, George Khaniri has accused Jubilee administration of a plot to deny residents of Western Region Identity Cards by carefully delaying their processing, which takes up to 6-8 months.
The Senator alleged that this was a scheme by the government to make sure that the region does not register as many voters as possible so as to curtail their chances of clinching leadership in the next general election.
“We are not going to mince our words anymore as people from this region and continue suffering silently. We are pained and President Uhuru should know this. It is either he declares he is President of Kenya as a whole or Kenya for a few individuals. And this must be reflected in efficient service delivery for all,” said Khaniri.
He spoke at Igunga Primary School during a requiem mass for Joyce Undisa Asena, the head teacher of Chamasirihi Primary School in Sabatia constituency, who was also the Knut Vihiga Branch assistant executive secretary.
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Khaniri further accused the government of misplaced priorities wrong in allocation of revenue for major projects in the country.
He took issue with the recent budget estimates tabled in Parliament, noting that major projects that could have been allocated more money for completion had been short-changed by non-existent projects.
“The budget is skewed. Since President Mwai Kibaki’s era, the Western region has suffered a major setback courtesy of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration. Is the president fair in the distribution of national resources?” posed Khaniri.
Khaniri said that the government, for instance, knows there is a shortage of more than 80 000 teachers in the country, and yet allocated money for employment of only 5 000 teachers.
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