The Star (Nairobi)

12 November 2012

Kenya: Aspirant Alleges Cards Buying Scam

Unscrupulous politicians in Kitui are destroying membership cards of a party, an aspirant has claimed.

"It defeats logic why some politicians are buying members of a particular party. Everyone has a right to choose the party they want to join provided it is registered," said Julius Makau Malombe, who is eyeing the county governor's seat.

Malombe was speaking at Kateiko village in Mui location during his campaign tour in Mwingi East district at the weekend. They are being bribed to tear their membership cards. This is sad because many will end up being partyless.They tear their membership cards but do not join now new parties," said Malombe.

Malombe said that ifelected as a Governor of Kitui he will work hand in hand with the other officials to bring change in the county. He said that he will construct all the feeder roads in the area because this is a major problem besides water scarcity.

"These roads area used as an alternative route to the highways. They serve as short cuts but have been neglected by the government. There is need to rehabilitate them," said Malombe

He said that he will also improve food security through irrigation programmes to ensure that locals no longer depend on relief food. He said that he will make sure that for every primary school in the county there will be a secondary school. He said that would ensure smooth transition of learners to secondary schools in big numbers.

"Kitui County lag behind in education. Having a secondary school in every primary will ensure that our children do not stop learning at the standard eight and thus have acess to higher levels of education," he said.

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