Governor Mutua wants opposition accommodated

Governors Dr. Alfred Mutua and Wycliffe Oparanya have called for the amendment of the Constitution to accommodate the opposition.

According to Machakos County Governor Dr. Mutua, cut throat competition in politics should stop through creation of various offices where political competitors would be deployed.

The Governor said that in the developed world, those leading opposition were effective contributors to the affairs of the government because the democratic space there had been expanded.

Dr. Mutua called for peaceful co-existence among communities in the country, noting that this was the base for cohesion.

He and Mr. Oparanya were addressing a crowd at Khayega Market, Kakamega County, today.

Dr. Mutua who called for change in approach to leadership and policy decried the slow pace at which the Sh5 billion Kakamega-Kisumu road was being tarmacked.

The Governor lamented that the seven years the tarmacking had taken was too long for its benefits to be felt.

The tarmacking, which was yet to be completed, takes months in China from where the government sourced the contractor, he said.

Dr. Mutua and Mr. Oparanya, Governor Kakamega County, challenged leaders to expedite socio-economic development so that youth benefit.

“We should ensure that there is better life for youths,” the duo said.

The Governors said they loathed cut throat competition among politicians and regretted that leaders in Africa refused to hand over leadership due to personal interests.

Dr. Mutua, who also toured the Sh400 million Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega town, hailed devolution for involving the citizenry in project decision making.


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