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Kwale Governor lauded for good performance

24 February 2015, 15:20 John Kioko

Mombasa - Coast parliamentary group on Saturday lauded Council of Governors vice chair, Salim Mvurya for his exemplary performance in his County.

The MPs led by Gideon Mung’aro singled out recent World Bank report on how counties have spent their money on development and recurrent expenditure saying Mvurya's government took the lead in Coast region.

“I have had issues with Governors but Mvurya has done us proud in Coast region by ensuring funds are directed to development,’ said Mung’aro.

He made the remarks at Makamini area in Kinango-Kwale on Saturday during a fundraising drive.

The report captured data for last financial year (2013/14), where Kwale was placed among counties that spent at least 20 per cent of their budget on development.

Wajir, Turkana, Bomet, Machakos and Murang’a counties were ranked among the top five counties dedicating higher allocation to development while Mombasa followed by Kisumu, Tana River, Embu and Uasin Gishu tailed.

“We have other Governors who are thieves but Kwale Governor has made us proud in the entire Coast region,” said LungaLunga MP, Khatib Mwashetani.

He claimed that his differences with the Governor are not personal.

“I differ with Governor and other leaders on some issues but we also agree on other issues and that should not be misinterpreted,” he said.

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Mwashetani said it was normal for leaders to correct each other where possible.

“If you hear us shouting, it is because we want you to be on the right track; don’t be scared,” he added.

Kwale women Representative, Zainab Chizuga urged Mvurya to be careful with some leaders from Mombasa whom she said have hidden agenda regarding the Commonwealth for coast counties.

“They envy Kwale County and their plan is to use and dumb you because you are a performer,” claimed Chizuga.

In response, Governor Mvurya told off the leaders for advising him in public meetings, saying that was not the way to go.

“We have to respect each other. If you want to advise me let us talk face to face not in public meetings,” said Mvurya.

Mvurya said he has no problem with any leader in Coastal region since they are all working to ensure citizens benefit.

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