Migori Governor Okoth Obado and Kuria East MP Marwa Kitayama clashed at a public function in Kegonga in Kuria East over a World Bank Project meant for upgrading municipalities in Migori County.
The County Government’s selected Rongo, Migori and Awendo towns as the beneficiaries of the 516 million shillings project a move that has not gone down well with leaders from kuria region.
The leaders claim that region has been neglected by the County Government in terms of development and its residents remains marginalized.
The governor, accompanied by a host of MCAs and County Government officials, was in the area to open a maternity ward at Kegonga Sub County Hospital and launch Kegonga Sub County offices.
Attempts by the Governor to defend the County Government’s decision to select Rongo, Migori and Awendo towns as beneficiaries of the 516 million shillings project met stiff opposition from elected leaders from the region.
Kuria East MP Marwa Kitayama said the decision not to include the region as a beneficiary is deliberate arguing that the Governor has little respect for the region residents.
Obado however defended himself from the allegations and instead accused Kitayama of being used by his political enemies to taint his name.
He noted that the World Bank had carried out a research on the project and was involved in selecting the said towns.
Area residents would however hear none of it and shouted down the Governor saying he has failed the County.
The governor was forced to cut short his speech and leave the area.