The former Kiambu Governor, William Kabogo has bashed political leaders engaging themselves in premature campaigns ahead of 2022 general elections.
Kabogo said the country is already in an election mood, while nothing tangible was being done to alleviate poverty and suffering among the majority of Kenyans.
Speaking in Kabuta area of Murang’a County on Saturday, where he attended burial of demised business lady Jacinta Wairimu, the former governor said poor leadership will make this country continue to experience same problems every other year.
He said leaders who are busy campaigning for 2022 were only power hungry and Kenyans should just ignore them and give a chance to their selfless counterparts who are engaged in implementation of development projects.
“We cannot be talking all the time about who will be elected the country’s next president, immediately after conducting general elections. This country is headed in wrong direction and the President should stamp his authority and bring back political soberness that will see easy implementation of projects,” Kabogo told hundreds of mourners.
He claimed that majority of Kenyans currently are not happy with the way the government was operating, thus the need for a change in the way things are being done.
“The youthful members of the society, that politicians normally use to campaign for them, are swiftly abandoned once the leaders ascend to power. These young people who don’t have jobs, will one day arise and say enough is enough and they will certainly force for a change,” he asserted.
He continued, “People from central region should not allow politicians who are just traversing the area campaigning to distract them. Just give chance to those who are focused in development.”
Kabogo’s sentiments were echoed by Kiharu MP, Ndindi Nyoro who castigated some leaders who visit Mount Kenya region only to stir confusion and cause divisions among the local residents.
Ndindi who is allied to tanga tanga faction of Jubilee party observed that some few leaders in the party are trying to taint the reputation of the ruling party by advocating for their personal interests.
He downplayed kieleweke group, saying the faction has few members who are out to bring divisions in the ruling party.
In particular, Ndindi accused nominated MP, Maina Kamanda of going against his party by supporting candidate from another party in the upcoming Kibra by elections.
“Disciplinary action should be taken to Kamanda for openly going against his party which nominated him in to parliament by supporting an ODM candidate when Jubilee party has its own candidate,” stated the youthful legislator.
Last week, Kamanda after meeting opposition leader, Raila Odinga said personally he will support the ODM candidate for Kibra by election which is slated in November in the spirit of handshake.
By Bernard Munyao