BY GODFREY WAMALWA
Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has condemned the move by Jubilee point men within the county to buy voters cards and identity cards to deny the NASA Presidential hopeful guaranteed support in his strongholds in the repeat Presidential election slated for October, 17.
While addressing mourners at the burial of Pastor Peter Musumba in Bungoma South Sub County ,the governor said he will resist at all costs any syndicate by Jubilee Pointmen within Bungoma County to strategically reduce the NASA vote by the ruling party operatives.
“If you are a leader buying identity cards and voters cards, your days are numbered in the County and I will not allow that to happen under my watch,” said the Governor.
He promised to rally the electorate within the county to vote for Odinga to steer the country to greater heights.
“We should ensure that we give Raila Odinga more than 500,000 votes from the County as a reward for his spirited fight to introduce pluralism and devolution in this Country,”he added.
Wangamati called on IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati to resist any attempt by antagonists of change by ensuring that he oversees a free and fair election.
“Çhebukati should not fear to oversee a credible election since he has the support of majority Kenyans,” said Wangamati.
The governor assured residents of Bumula and Sirisia constituencies that he will form an all inclusive government that will be a reflection of the face of the county.
“I Promise to serve all irrespective of party affiliation to fulfill the pledges I made during the campaigns,”
Wangamati attended funerals at Wamono and Wasio villages in Sirisia and Mt Elgon constituencies later in the afternoon and promised to initiate a 1.5 billion water project in partnership with Korean investors to reduce the perennial acute water shortages that have been synonymous with the two constituencies for 5 decades.
The investors are expected to commence the water project by the beginning of October and supply clean water to households to reduce water borne diseases that are rampant within the county.
The move taken by the governor will reduce expenditure incurred by the county government on buying drugs to treat waterborne diseases and direct funds to productive sectors.
The governor reiterated his earlier decree to abolish taxes on small scale vegetable vendors and boda boda riders to spur the growth of the infant businesses within the county.
” We will introduce a bill in the county assembly by October to do away with imposing taxes on small scale traders and boda boda riders to spur entrepreneurship within the county,”said the governor.