A gubernatorial aspirant in Narok County wants the government to enhance security for all Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials following the mysterious death of the commission’s ICT manager, Christopher Msando.
Former ICT Principal Secretary Joseph Tiampati ole Musuni said the IEBC officials in the counties should be guaranteed security so that they can conduct free, fair and credible elections.
For the country to remain peaceful after elections, IEBC should assure Kenyans that the process will not be tampered with, said Musuni.
Musuni who is vying on an ODM ticket was speaking yesterday at Nairegie Enkare area during a political rally where he asked the government to carry out proper investigations to ascertain the death of the late Msando.
Meanwhile, the hopeful governor faulted Narok incumbent governor Samuel Tunai of what he alleged as mismanaging county resources by not implementing tangible development projects in the area.
Governor Tunai has been moving around dishing out money to residents so that they can vote him on August 8General Elections, yet the residents remain in poverty, he said.
He accused Tunai of lifting the caveat on the 360,000-acre Narok-Mau forest saying the initiative will create room for forest destruction.
The former PS praised his past development record while working at various departments as prove that he is a credible leader as he has never been involved in any graft.
Musuni has served as PS, Ministry of Information Communication and Technology, General Manager at the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), the Kenya Commercial Bank and Telkom Kenya Limited.
Nevertheless, Governor Tunai has defended his development record saying his close relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Rutto has helped in implementing major projects like Narok town street lighting and construction of Narok � Sekenani highway.
According to Tunai, his government has boosted the education sector by giving bursaries to the needy children and constructing.
The incumbent governors also brag of hiring 11 ambulances and employed over 350 health workers in various health centers.
The gubernatorial race is a three-horse battle between the incumbent Governor Samuel Tunai (Jubilee), Joseph ole Musuni (ODM) and the immediate former Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) candidate, Narok West Legislator Patrick Ntutu.
The three who seemingly have equal opportunity of securing the top most county seat have been traversing the county wooing the residents to support their bid.
Musuni and Ntutu come from the popular Purko clan that has openly rebelled against Tunai accusing him of among other things sideling them in appointments, rampant corruption and poor development record.
Tunai who hails from the minority Siria clan of Trans Mara has been enjoying immense support from Deputy President William Ruto who has visited the county numerous times to drum up support for the incumbent.
Tunai also enjoys support from MPs Ken Kiloku (Narok East), Gideon Konchella (Kilgoris) and Korei Lemain (Narok South).
Ntutu is the brother to incumbent Senator, Stephen Ntutu who is the son of respected Maasai Senior Chief, the late Lerionka Ole Ntutu.
Source: Kenya News Agency