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Wetang'ula faults Uhuru's appointments of parastatal heads

30 December 2013, 13:09 Karanja Mwangi

Bungoma - Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula has faulted President Uhuru Kenyatta's appointments of parastatal heads alleging that few communities are benefiting from the government.

He said that the appointments were not balanced as the president favoured few communities who voted for the jubilee coalition in the March 4 polls.

“The government is rewarding a few people, it should stop discrimination against other communities,” Wetang'ula said.

The Ford Kenya party leader was speaking Sunday in Bungoma County as he was traversing the area to thank the residents
for their support that enabled him recapture the Bungoma Senatorial seat.

He further urged youth in the county to take identification cards and register as voters in preparation of the 2017 general elections.

He said despite of the Luyha community's population, the number of those who have IDs is still minimal.

“I want to urge youth in this county to ensure that they have IDs and register as voters,” he said.

Wetang'ula said that as opposition leader in Senate, he will ensure that corruption in the government is fought with all efforts adding that Jubilee MPs have disclosed that more than KES 400 billion could be lost through construction of modern railway lines to Uganda.

“That will be my work as opposition leader , ensuring that Public money is spenT wisely and does not go to the hands of a few
individuals,” he said.

Kakamega county senator Bonny Khalwale, who had accompanied Wetang'ula, said his win had crippled movement of forces that wanted to use the county for their own selfish interest.

He said that some leaders, from the region, are out to make fortune, Khalwale alleged, as they were to be given a lot of money by delivering the county to the government’s side.

Adding his voice to the appointment of head of parastatal, he said that it was absurd that the president had side-lined Musalia Mudavadi and Eugene Wamalwa who he said are Jubilee closest associates.

“Luyhas have not benefited in the appointments and yet the community has people who are qualified to hold such positions,” he said.

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