August 9

Mung’aro blames runaway corruption for underdevelopment in Kilifi county

Monday, June 27th, 2022 12:06 | By
Mung'aro blames runaway corruption for underdevelopment in Kilifi county
Gideon Mung'aro at a past Azimio la Umoja function. PHOTO/Gideon Mungaro (@GideonMungaroM)/Twitter.

Former Devolution Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Gideon Mung'aro has insisted that Kilifi County would have been a county of reference in terms of development were it not for a runaway corruption by Governor Amason Kingi's administration.

Addressing an Azimio rally at Kanamai trading centre in Kilifi South Sub-county, Mung'aro said the billions of funds pumped into the county from the national treasury would have transformed the lives of the people.

"It is sad that even with more than Ksh80 billion pumped into the region, no tangible development the people can count on. We still have the very challenges that we had at the onset of devolution," Mung'aro said.

Leaders accompanied Mung'aro echoed his sentiments

He was accompanied by Azimio leaders who included Senator Stewart Madzayo, Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga, incumbent Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi and a host of MCA aspirants.

Mung'aro said a change of leadership is what Kilifi people need in order to reap the fruits of devolution and start a new lease of life.

"We don't have proper services in our health facilities because funds meant to improve them were siphoned by greedy officers as the governor watched. Most of the roads are in a dilapidated state, some shoddily done so that corrupt officers would siphon public money for their own greediness. We shall make sure that this comes to an end once you give me the chance to serve you in August," he told the residents.

Chonga also poked holes in governor Kingi over his leadership style where projects were over-priced at the expense of the locals.

"I recently bought three acres of land at a cost of Ksh13 million in Mtomondoni to construct a school. Unfortunately, it is the same acreage of land in Mtwapa that the county government bought at a cost of more than Ksh300 million. What can you call this if it is not theft of public funds," Chonga lamented.

He told the people of Kilifi South to desist from supporting the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) party which he said is a continuation of the governor Amason Kingi's administration.

"After he swept clean our economy and rendered the county unable to give services, he decided to leave not a legacy of development but a political party called PAA. Don't buy into this idea because it will be the worst mistake one can do," he said.

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