BUNGOMA Governor Kenneth Lusaka has urged an MCA to stop engaging in “political witch-hunt” and focus on his oversight role.
Speaking on Monday in Kibingei ward, Kimilili constituency, Lusaka lashed out at area MCA Justus Kibaba for concentrating on “propaganda and unnecessary squabbles”.
“My friend, Kibaba, stop wasting your time fighting me,” Lusaka told the MCA, who was present.
“At the end of your term, the electorate will not ask you what Lusaka didn’t do but what you did as their MCA.”
The governor was launching the Sh58 million Chebukwabi-Kibingei community piped water project.
Kibaba, who hails from the same coalition as Lusaka (Amani), has on several occasions termed Lusaka’s regime corrupt and called for the governor’s impeachment.
Residents heckled the MCA when he rose to speak.
Speaking to the Star after the function, Kibaba said he will support Lusaka’s opponents.
“He has humiliated me by inciting my people,” he said.
“From today henceforth I will fight him harder.”
However, Lusaka rubbished Kibaba’s criticism of his administration.
He said residents have become cleverer and don’t want politics of rhetorics.
“Kibaba has been going around saying I must lose elections,” Lusaka said.
“He saw what his own people think of him and his performance.”
The governor said it is important for leaders to work together while sticking to their roles for the good of the residents.
He said the water project will serve 49,000 people.
The gravity piped water scheme covers 35km and is supplied by River Kibisi in Namorio location, Mt Elgon subcounty.
It will serve Chebukwabi, Bawawa, Siuna, Saenyi, Kibingei, Temba Temba Kitayi and Khwiroro markets.