24 May 2013

Kenya: We Will Soon Net Those Causing Violence in Bungoma - Governor Lusaka

BUNGOMA governor Kenneth Lusaka yesterday said that three weeks wont end before those perpetrating violence in Bungoma are netted by the police.

Lusaka said that the violence had made many Kenyans change their perception about Bungoma County which has been known as a haven of peace.

He was speaking during a funeral fund raising of Steve Wamalwa Barasa at Railways Club in Nairobi.

Steve Wamalwa is an elder brother of former Saboti MP Eugene Wamalwa and a younger brother to William Wamalwa the deputy Managing Director of the Kenya Airports Authority.

He was a businessman in Nairobi and died last week at Nairobi hospital after suffering a second stroke in his life.

"Its a primitive way of sorting out things. In the next three weeks, stern action will be taken against the perpetrators," Lusaka said.

Lusaka also appealed for calm and patience from the residents of Bungoma County.

He said that some had become restless and wanted instant service delivery yet the proper structures are not in place.

"I have been busy setting up the necessary structures in the county. Please be patient because some of you are already complaining yet I haven't even received my first salary," Lusaka told the mourners.

Last week, some of Lusakas staunch supporters took to social media and accused the governor of being out of reach and not spending time in his office.

"The governor is never there for some of us. He never picks up our calls," read one of the facebook messages.

A total of 1.5 million shillings was raised and Eugene Wamalwa said that President Kenyatta had sent his personal contribution of 300,000 shillings.

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