The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Work for the People, Kibwana to Leaders

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has asked leaders to work for people who voted for them. Kibwana said it is through sacrifice that Kenya will develop.

He was speaking on Friday when he attended the county prayer day organised by Makueni clergy in Kibwezi town. Kibwana said leaders should not put personal interests ahead of public service. "Freedom fighters left their families behind and put their lives in danger for Kenya's freedom.

As leaders we should free our people from poverty, illiteracy and underdevelopment," he said. Kibwana said the success of devolution will depend on Kenyans' involvement. He said Kenyans should hold their leaders accountable for any maladministration.

"The accountability of development and growth begins with mwananchi. Each one of us should participate and fight for development," he said. Kibwana promised to stem corruption in the county. "There is no room for corruption in Makueni county. The days of those who engage in corrupt deals are numbered.

Unless they change they should be prepared to surrender their positions," he said. Kibwana urged residents to report any cases of corruption to relevant authorities.

He warned the residents of over indulgence during the festive season. Kibwana wished Makueni residents a merry Christmas and a new prosperous 2014.

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