By Renson Buluma
BUSIA, KENYA: A group of women in Musokoto village in Nambale Sub County want a police post to be established in the area to stop their husbands from spending too much time away from their homes.
Led by chairperson of building committee of Walatsi chief's camp Pamela Makokha, the women who expressed their concerns to area MP John Bunyasi, said their husbands spend most of evening time in chang'aa and Bursa drinking dens and as a result fail to effectively execute their roles as husbands.
"They spend hours drinking and when they come back home all they do is to sleep or pick up quarrels with their spouses," said Ms Makokha.
She added: "We believe the construction of a police post in the area will go a long way in addressing the problem because they (our husbands) will not want to be confronted by the police officers on patrols".
The women lamented that their men were too weak to perform their conjugal rights as a result of drinking too much chang’aa.
“Because of too much drinking, our husbands rarely join us on the farms and this has affected crop production in the area,” she added.
They were speaking in Walatsi ward during distribution of cheques for the completion of various projects sponsored by CDF.
Bunyasi said money had been set aside for the construction of a police post in area to bolster security.
He however appealed to members of public to be in the forefront in monitoring the use of public resources by contractors so as to stop mismanagement.
He at the same time directed CDF committee not to pay contractors full amount of money for a given tender before they complete the work.
"if the contractors receive full payment, chances of them abandoning the projects before completion will be high and that will amount to wastage of public funds," said Bunyasi.