The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: No Easy Time for Kibaki Heir in Othaya - Aspirant

OTHAYA parliamentary aspirant Esau Kioni has cautioned those vying for the seat to know that "there is still a lot of work to be done".

Kioni said President Kibaki's successor in the constuency will have fight famine in the area "mostly in Karima ward that has been occasioned by poor coffee returns, their only cash crop".

Speaking at Thuti Primary School in Othaya while launching a campaign against jiggers, the aspirant said many people have also been infested with jiggers at the lower side of the constituency due to poverty and hunger.

"Many people think that Kibaki has done it all during the 38 years he has been the MP but that is not right since much work need to be done," he said.

Kioni who is also the Nyeri County DP party chairman said many families are affected by jiggers menace in the area which needs to be eradicated.

"There are more homes without electricity or piped water. There is also much to be done in the education sector," he added. There are still many other roads which need to be improved like the Iria-ini - Kabebero road and Gaturuturu - Gitugi road among many others. He therefore noted that the next Othaya MP should not sit down or relax since there is much work ahead.

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