Busia governor Sospeter Ojaamong to vie for presidency come 2022


MALABA: Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong who is  also the first MP to win two terms as Teso lawmaker  has revealed that he will vie for Presidency upon the expiry of his second term in 2022.

Ojaamong was quoted saying, "God is taking me to occupy President Uhuru Kenyatta's seat when his constitutional second term expires in 2022 and I believe that it is possible."

The county boss said this at the weekend while commissioning five new classrooms at Ekisegere Primary School, Malaba that were built by Community Development Trust Fund at a cost of Sh5.1m.

He further reiterated that his push for Pesa Mashinani came even as the National Assembly Public Committee gave indications that allocations to all counties will be increased to Sh400b, up from the controversial Sh226b.

Ojaamong' said, "The Pesa Mashinani push was not meant to fail President Uhuru's administration but rather to have more funds at the grassroots in a bid to make devolution a reality.

The committee chairman Ababu Namwamba said the allocation will be based on the 2013-2014 financial year.

Also, he said that Kenya National Highway Authority owes the County Government Sh28m which had been set aside for carrying repair works on the dilapidated Malaba-Busia road.

The County government of Busia has intervened to repair the road and insists that KENHA should refund the money.

However, Ojaamong' faulted some contractors who do shoddy job after winning contracts.

"My government will not tolerate poor workmanship by contractors." The Governor charged