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Moi asks elected leaders to embrace dialogue

RIFT VALLEY
By Nikko Tanui | June 23rd 2015

Former President Daniel arap Moi has asked assembly members, governors, senators and MPs to embrace sober conflict resolution mechanisms whenever there are issues in the counties.

The former head of state said it was disheartening that when issues arise pitting leaders against each other, the noise level at the counties goes up and retards development.

“If a leader makes a mistake, the person should be admonished quietly and not by making a lot of noise about it,” Mr Moi said.

He made the remarks on Sunday during the official opening of Londiani African Gospel Church in Kipkelion East constituency where Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony and area MP Joseph Limo were among the invited guests.

The former President also said it was unfortunate that millions channeled through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the last couple of years, have not resulted in the education sector’s growth.

“The country has experienced a population explosion and there is pressure for more schools yet not many have been constructed despite finances being provided by CDF,” he said.

He reminded elected leaders that the Government channels huge sums of moneys saying transparency in spending is required if they hope to retain residents’ support.

Moi also asked Kenyans to focus on development and maintain peace saying it will encourage investors.

Chepkwony said after governors bowed to public pressure and accepted the Sh38 billion medical equipment, but the Government was yet to supply the equipment to the counties.

New plans

The governor also said President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to the county’s request and construction of a multi-million shilling referral hospital in Londiani will begin soon.

Mr Limo asked the county to set aside at least 100 acres of land for a secondary school that will cater for bright but needy students from the South Rift.

The MP also said he has negotiated for Sh20 million from the Government to kick-start an education project in Londiani to be modeled after Starehe boys and girls centres.

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