Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has challenged leaders to build political institutions based on ideology and choose leaders who are focused on serving wananchi.
Governor Mutua spoke after paying a courtesy visit to Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia at his office Tuesday.
“We need to build political institutions based on ideology and choose leaders bearing in mind what they stand for corresponds with the desire of wananchi,” said Governor Mutua.
“Kenya has come of age for us to shake off obsession of rallying behind political parties because they represent our tribes. It’s time we started interrogating what ideology they stand for,” he added.
He said that as Maendeleo Chap Chap Party they believe in programmes that improve the lives of people and making life better for them with visible results within the shortest space of time.
I am glad to have shared that with H.E Francis Kimemia, Governor of Nyandarua whom I visited this morning in his office.
The two leaders who previously served in former President Mwai Kibaki’s administrations, Governor Mutua said that they both share common attributes specifically relating to delivery of services to mwananchi— a value he said they proudly carried with from Mzee Kibaki’s ethos of a Working Nation.
“Governor Kimemia is my friend; we both worked together during president Mwai Kibaki’s time- him as head of Public Service while I served as Government Spokesperson,” said the Machakos Governor.
“I am the chairman of South Eastern Economic Bloc (SEKEB) caucus while Governor Kimemia is chair of Central Region Economic Bloc. By virtue of our positions we discussed modalities to enhance inter-county trade, identification of priority projects of the blocs, marketing of the blocs as key investment zones and infrastructure development to expand rural road networks for ease of doing business and movement of people,” he said.
The two leaders have scheduled a meeting of Executives from both Counties to sign a memorandum of understanding on areas of mutual partnership.