NASA co-principal Moses Wetang’ula says the people of Western Kenya have made a major political statement by electing governors affiliated to the coalition.
Speaking at Masinde Muliro stadium on Monday during the swearing in ceremony of the second Governor for Bungoma Wycliffe Wangamati, Wetang’ula said residents had shown that they have faith in the coalition by electing governors allied to NASA in Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia, Bungoma and Tans Nzoia.
Wetang’ula called on the incoming Governor to focus on uniting people from across the political divide to bring meaningful development within the county.
The immediate former Governor Kenneth Lusaka was present to hand over the instruments of power to the new team.
Lusaka said he respected the will of the people and was ready to offer advice to the new county leadership for a smooth transition.
In his acceptance speech, Wangamati urged residents to rise above party politics and collectively take up the urgent task of developing Bungoma.
He said that he will have zero tolerance to corruption and promised to set up an industrial park to tackle unemployment for youth in the county.
Wangamati said he is keen to make Bungoma county one of the best governed and richest counties in the country.
Bungoma people made a brilliant choice of electing me, the journey of making Bungoma great has just begun, he said.
Kimilili MP elect Dr. Eseli Simiyu urged the electorate to give the incoming governor ample time to execute his vision for the county
The inauguration ceremony was also attended by former Kakamega Senator Dr. Boni Khalwale, Kiminini MP- elect Dr. Chris Wamalwa and Dr. Enock Kibunguch (Likuyani MP- elect), among other invited guests.
Source: Kenya News Agency