Give constitutional Commissions space to work, leaders told

Politicians have been urged to give room to the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) plus the Judiciary to discharge their mandates.

Speaking during the official launch of the funds for the elderly (Inua Jamii) in Busia on Wednesday, Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa, said that the Government spent huge sums of money to reform IEBC, the judiciary, the court and police.

We invested a lot of funds to reform IEBC following the 2008 post-election violence. A lot of funds on judicial reforms because people had lost confidence in the courts and police reforms, he said.

Wamalwa added that Kenyans must invest and believe in their institutions and leave them to work according to the law.

If we decide to dictate to or arm-twist institutions, my fellow Kenyans we are creating disaster, he stated.

He at the same time assured the residents of the government’s commitment to reviving factories with a view to creating employment for the youth.

The CS pointed out that 10 billion shillings had been set aside for expansion of Bunyala Irrigation Scheme adding that compensation process had already began to pave way for its expansion.

Wamalwa further said that the government had received 10 billion shillings from the Korean government to start Amololo Irrigation Scheme using River Malaba.

He added that expansion works were ongoing at Ahero, Hola, Perkerra and Mwea Irrigation schemes to avoid importation and instead rely on locally produced rice.

Source: Kenya News Agency