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Kidero: Give governors time to fulfil pledges

By James Omoro | November 2nd 2015

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Karachuonyo MP James Rege have challenged Kenyans to give elected leaders time to execute  their development agenda.

Speaking during a fund-raiser at Wang' Adonji Primary School in Karachuonyo constituency, Dr Kidero sought to defend the poor show by some governors, saying they should not be judged soon as they were still learning the new concept of devolution.

He said they had taken the better part of their time in office laying down the foundation for development, arguing that they needed adequate time for implementation.

"Our people should learn that development is a gradual process and should give us enough time to fulfil the promises we made," Kidero said.

Kidero urged Nyanza leaders to be united in order to help actualise development in the region.

He said the region still lagged behind in development, and that those in leadership positions should be blamed if the trend is not reversed.

"Unity is strength and we must demonstrate it, not through words but with bold actions that will ensure improved living standards and economy in Nyanza," Kidero said.

The Governor emphasised the need to support and improve the quality of education in the region, saying it is the basis for any development realisation.

Mr Rege said he was ready to give Governor Cyprian Awiti time to fulfil his campaign pledges to the people of Homa Bay.

The MP criticised his colleagues who are opposed to fund-raisers being held in the region.

He said time was ripe for those blessed financially to support the less fortunate in society as a way of enhancing development of the region.

"A leader who is blessed with money but has a snake in his pocket can lead us nowhere. Let us make concerted efforts to help our people with development projects," Rege said.

He said he will work the Jubilee government to help establish development projects for the benefit of his constituents.

"I must work with the Government of the day to benefit my people. We need to understand that development is different from politics," Rege said.

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