The Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Eugiene Wamalwa has refuted claims that the Western region was politically under the grip of the Raila Odinga � led National Super Alliance (NASA).
Wamalwa dismissed the notion as far- fetched and warned the NASA brigade of a titanic political battle come the August 8th general elections.
The CS dismissed utterances attributed to NASA luminaries that Western was their stronghold as baseless and designed to deter competitors from seeking for votes in the area.
This assertion that the Western region is your stronghold should stop because it is a fact that the Jubilee party has gained ground in the region, said the CS.
He made these remarks yesterday in the border town of Taveta where he toured several water projects in the area.
The CS and several Jubilee Party politicians exuded confidence that the Head of State would be re-elected in the August polls as his administration had performed to the expectations of Kenyans.
Wamalwa enumerated a number of development projects that the Jubilee government had initiated including road projects, the Mombasa-Nairobi SGR project and in other areas like health and education.
We have also issued millions of title deeds to squatters. All the projects that have been implemented by the government are geared towards transforming the lives of the poor Kenyans who have no reason whatsoever to deny President Kenyatta votes, said Wamalwa.
The CS was accompanied by three Coast MPs Naomi Shaban (Taveta), Joyce Wanjala Lay and Zainabu Chidzuga who are women reps for Taita Taveta and Kwale respectively among other senior national government officials.
Others included Senator Aspirant Anne Nyambu Kina, and Lydia Haika.
The President has sent me to beg for your votes in the August polls so that he continues with his transformative agenda in the county. He has also told me to make public that the government will offer free primary and secondary education if re-elected, he said.
The area MP, Naomi Shaaban said the national government in partnership with African Development Bank had rehabilitated the once dilapidated Taveta-Mwatate to the tune of more than Shillings 10.5 billion, which has greatly improved the socio-economic status of the local community.
Source: Kenya News Agency