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MP dismisses recent County rankings as based on lies

05 May 2015, 10:53 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Sirisia Mp, John Waluke has dismissed last week’s Info track ranking of Counties that put Bungoma second nationally, terming the ratings as unfounded and based on lies.

Waluke said that there is virtually nothing that has been implemented or delivered by the County Government under the leadership of Governor Kenneth Lusaka to justify his drastic rise to that position.

“Early April, the ratings showed that Bungoma County had 1.8 percent and it is now surprising that after three weeks the ratings have suddenly risen to 65 percent. Is that not a lie? What did they do or plant here that can justify the drastic rise?” questioned Waluke.

He was speaking during the burial of the late Rose Makokha who was the mother to Kibingei Ward Rep, Justus Kibaba.

The MP further pointed out that the residents of Bungoma County especially from his Constituency are yet to feel any effect of devolution and hence it is misleading to claim that the County is doing well.

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“Tell me which sector in this County has implemented any tangible project? Because when you look at the roads they are just the same apart from what I am doing through the CDF kitty. The Education sector is dragging, Agriculture is in a mess and these people do not have water. What is there to smile about and say that we are number two in the country?” posed Waluke.

The legislator accused the Governor of manipulating the polls, and the media for publishing such report.

Waluke further cautioned the County executive against thriving on falsehoods to buy the confidence of the electorate during the 2017 polls.

“If the County was indeed number two in the country, then why is everybody defending the Governor and his position?” he asked.

However, Lusaka has defended the ranking saying that it was based on proper sampling and that his administration has played a role in ensuring that the County grows economically.

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