Magarini DO vacate office for MP
06 September 2012, 12:33
A Magarini based district officer has resigned to vie for parliamentary post in the newly created Narok West constituency.
Patrick Ole Ntutu who was serving as the district officer at Gongoni division in Magarini decided to vacate the post and venture in politics for a high post in the coming government.
Addressing journalists at Malindi district commissioners' offices where he was presenting his resignation letters the resigned DO said he is dedicated to serve his people in Narok after a long consultation with council of elders over the same.
"I want to help my people and make sure they don't remain where I found them when I was brought up. We know that Narok is very rich in
resources but it is the poorest region too because resources have not been well used and I know I am capable of transforming that area,"
noted the former Gongoni division District officer.
Olentutu went further to add that it was after along time consultation with council of elders in the area and pressure from members of the
entire Narok region to go for the elective post before he threw in his interest.
“You see I am going for at least a big position where I will also earn a lucrative salary. Imagine from being paid 30,000 per month to about
half a million,” he posed.
He said the county governments system will help them to improve the region by utilizing the available resources which will be used by
locals to transform their lives.
"I will use the available resources to uplift the standards of lives of my people because i have that potential with the level of education
I have,' he added.
The former provincial administrator is leaving Gongoni division after a long battle to weed out issue of elders being murdered in suspicious
of practicing witchcraft where according to him such cases have reduced with 90 per cent.
"It was not easy to bring down cases of elders being killed for suspicion of practicing witchcraft but it is because I worked closely
with youths and family members and the entire people of Gongoni," he noted.
He said before such cases were being reported at a pace of 3 cases per week but after bringing youths and the entire community in the area in
a round table they managed to solve the issue amicably.
In line with its duties the Narok West Parliamentary aspirant said by forming committees consisting of locals they managed to waive
animosity that existed between salt firms in the area and locals.
Currently he added about 21 children are being sponsored in secondary school education by some of the salt firms.
Olentutu is among other public workers who officially resigned on Monday to start their campaigns to taste political career.
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