Early politicking on the forthcoming 2022 general elections has been termed as the biggest hindrance to implementation of government’s development projects.
A Murang’a MCA, Erick Kamande has observed that some leaders have been carried away by the raging succession politics, thus forgetting to champion for completion of initiated development projects in their respective areas.
Kamande who is majority leader in Murang’a County assembly said a section of local leaders have aligned themselves with two major political camps, moving around the country to engage in endless politicking.
He said if concerted efforts are not made to cool down the current political rhetoric, some ongoing projects will stall indefinitely.
“Currently we have two rival political teams especially here in central region dubbed Tangatanga and Kieleweke which have put the country into an electioneering mood. Our people require services but not mere politics,” said Kamande at Kandiri village Monday, when he commissioned a house built by the local community for a poor family in the locality.
He expressed displeasure over manner in which some of the elected leaders have abandoned projects initiated in the past to participate in political rallies.
He cautioned leaders especially from Mount Kenya region against allowing themselves to be drawn into political groupings that were likely to sway them from concentrating on development projects.
“Time for politics will come and as leaders we should now focus on projects for the benefit of our people,” said Kamande.
The MCA spoke at a time when Jubilee party politicians are divided right in the middle, leading to weekend campaigns especially in churches.
Speaking during the same occasion, Kahumbu PEFA church leader Pastor Peter Gaitho lauded the unity shown by the community towards constructing a decent house for the vulnerable family of Dominic Kamau.
“The family deserved assistance from the general public as their makeshift room was dilapidated making life for the family difficult,” said Gaitho.
By Bernard Munyao