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MCAs accuse deputy Governor of sleeping on the job

10 May 2016, 10:09 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Members of the Banyore sub tribe in Vihiga County Assembly have said the position of deputy governor doesn't help them.

They accused deputy Governor Caleb Amaswache of failing to show any value for his position to the community.

Wemilabi ward rep, Peter Amuhinda registered the community's frustrations on the deputy Governor saying he was sleeping on the job.

The deputy Governor and the MCA come from the Banyore sub tribe and are in rival camps.

"For three years now, the community has not benefited from the County government despite holding the second most powerful position," Amuhinda said.

He added, "Amaswache has failed the people of Emuhaya and Luanda constituencies that host Banyore and whom he is vouching for their support."

He added, "Since Amaswache got into office three years ago, he has been a disappointment as he has not constructed even a single ECDE classroom."

He spoke in a function at Luanda, where the deputy Governor was in attendance.

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He said health facilities in the region are in dilapidated state, yet the deputy Governor is often on Governor's convoy escorting him to other sub counties to launch projects.

He also accused the deputy Governor for keeping mum on corruption allegations in the County.

"The deputy Governor has never said anything on the KES2.5 billion debt owed by the county government. Even when a report was tabled in the county assembly about the same, he never commented," he said.

The utterances did not go down well with Amaswache who defended his position as the second in command.

He said, "Some MCAs have made Governor Moses Akaranga their enemy and have never stepped into his office. Those who frequent the Governor's office are benefiting every day by getting development projects in their areas."

He noted that failing to support the Governor had dire consequences as one would not easily get help or projects done in their areas.

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