Natembeya vows to demolish storey buildings in Kiminini schools if elected governor
Trans Nzoia gubernatorial candidate George Natembeya has vowed to demolish storey buildings in schools across Kiminini constituency if elected in August.
Natembeya, seeking the seat on a Democratic Action Party (DAP) ticket, claims safety regulations were not followed when erecting the buildings.
He faulted area Member of Parliament Chris Wamalwa, one of the contestants in the Trans Nzoia governor race, for the alleged mess.
"Those buildings are not safe for our children. After finishing the projects, the contractors have asked the teachers to only use the lower classes as the upper ones will fall if occupied, and he is here saying he has built storey schools," Natembeya said.
The former Rift Valley regional commissioner claimed some MPs in Trans Nzoia are notorious for awarding contracts to outsiders to obtain kickbacks from the contractors.
"They can't give to locals because of kickbacks and give to outsiders whom they ask for Ksh400,000 for every 1 million, thus the poor conditions of the projects," Natembeya added.
Natembeya hits out at chiefs
He further castigated chief officers serving in the county for allegedly stealing from county coffers.
"One chief officer steals money enough to pay school fees for all Trans Nzoia children and to make matters worse, takes it to Bungoma because 90 percent of our workers come from Bungoma."
He claimed that most of the county workers do not know what their mandate is.
"I asked a senior county officer where Chebukaka is, and he told me it is in Chwele, yet he is tasked with working for the people of Trans Nzoian."
Natembeya's sentiments were supported by Trans Nzoia County Speaker Joshua Werunga, who noted that the county is lagging in development because of the huge appetite by the current corrupt leadership.
"I will ensure that Moses Wentang'ula does not step into Trans Nzoia to collect our money. He can not be collecting our cash yet we need it," the Speaker said.