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Serve us equally or forget 2017, residents tell their Mp

03 November 2014, 23:02

Migori - Residents of Uriri constituency in Migori County have criticized their member of parliament, John Kobado for sidelining parts of his constituency in terms of development.

The residents, from the religious wing, expressed concern that their MP has been discriminating some of his constituents and regions when distributing resources.

Led by Archbishop Reverend Jared Omondi of Children of God Generation Church, the group put Kobado on notice, saying he risked losing his seat in 2017 general elections if he continued discrimination in offering services to the people.

“The electorates here are keenly watching his actions in terms of service to wananchi and we categorically tell him that he will not make it back to parliament if he continues with this kind of service to the people,” warned Omondi.

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In a sermon that wholly criticized Kobado, the Church leader claimed that the MP has been committed to serving only his close relatives, friends and political cronies at the expense of people deemed to be his rivals.

He has also been holding harambees for friendly Churches and friends and allocating huge amount of money from the constituency development funds (CDF) kitty to areas that voted for him 100 per cent during the 2013 elections.

Rev. Omondi who delivered the sermon a head of a fund raiser in aid of his Church accused the legislator of declining an invitation to preside over the Harambee on claims that he was working with the Mp’s political rivals.

“He refused to come to this Harambee because of the fact that I closely associate with some of the local politicians eying his seat,” he told the congregation who seemed to be in agreement with his claims.

Rev.Omondi said that a church is not political; adding that some of those politicians who agreed to support his church’s programs in any way did it on the basis of their membership in the church.

A serious leader, he said, cannot discriminate a church, his subjects or any part of his constituency on political grounds.

He challenged all leaders in Uriri and Migori County at large to put aside their political interest and focus on development, adding that every Kenyan has a right to benefit from development projects irrespective of whom they supported in the previous election.

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