After the last year’s political storms characterized with showdowns, MPs fight on live TV, threats, tensions, truths and deceptions, calm has been restored and business operations are slowly resuming back to normal across the country. Nandi County reflects the same despite the rivalry between Governor Stephen Sang and Senator Kiprotich Cheragei that is now in the public domain and widely discussed.
The fallout of two young leaders is allegedly attributed to the appointment of County Executive Committees and Chief Officers where the senator had asked the governor to allocate him two or three slots in the would-be cabinet. This arrangement was later rebuffed by Tuga Tai and angered Cherargei, whose team has accused the governor of betrayal by appointing his closest allies with plum posts, giving a deaf ear to calls for regional balance and using PR tactics to create a semblance of transparency and divert attention.
In defense to these allegations, Tuga Tai’s ardent supporters are lauding the efforts that the governor has done to restore the county that was “taken to the dogs” and plunder by previous regime.
But revealing his leadership plans to The Standard, the first time senator says;
“We have solid plans in 2018 through Jubilee manifesto that will ensure every Kenyan enjoys effective service delivery and improved living standards. I look forward to protect counties more. I want to ensure that residents in counties, and more so in Nandi, benefit from full gains of devolution.
This calls for prudent use of resources and sealing all loopholes of corruption. I will also advocate the use of healthcare cover across the country and ensure that families form poor backgrounds benefit from the scheme.
We will push the Jubilee agenda in the senate to ensure efficient and effective service delivery. I will also focus on programmes that will promote the youth People Living with Disabilities in accessing more opportunities. I will push for bills that will better livelihoods of all in the society. This will include bills to have village elders remunerated for their roles in enhancing security. I will sponsor bills among them that which will review Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This will promote policies that will prompt multinationals and other firms to support development initiatives within their area of jurisdiction.”
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