Ndindi Nyoro urges Kenyans to shun tribalism
Kenyans have been urged to shun tribalism and embrace national unity in diversity.
Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro said in Kisumu that there is no need to polarize the country along tribal lines and that every citizen was entitled to freedom of movement and association with any political, economic or social grouping of his choice.
Nyoro said every Kenyan deserves the right to traverse any part of the country and to pursue their current and future interest at will since Kenyans are liberated because of its growing democracy.
"This is our country. Despite our diverse ethnic orientation, we are all citizens by birth and so our unity is paramount," Nyoro said.
He defended President William Ruto's administration saying it is not biased in appropriation of the National Budget.
Nyoro who is also the chairman of the Parliamentary Budget and Appropriation Committee said all Kenyan regions deserve equal treatment because they all pay taxes.
"The sharing of the national resources is based on equal distribution to all regions, without prejudice or bias," the MP added.
He told former Nyakach MP Pollynes Daima that he had a right to demand services from the national government.
"There is no need to beg for help from the government. You have a right to demand government services," he said.
Nyoro was reacting to the MP's claim that since 1969, the Nyakach Sub-county Hospital was still in a deplorable state and lacked requisite infrastructure.
He asked Nyoro to appropriate money for the project, saying residents were forced to trek long distances in search of medical treatment.
But Nyoro said appropriation of the budget through Parliament was an open process that took care of all interests from across the country.
He, however, promised to look into the matter.
Nyoro was speaking at Kusa Catholic church in Nyakach constituency graced by Father Stephen Clement on the invite of Nyakach business elite Geoffrey Ajiki.
Nyoro asked Kenyans to give the President a chance to work and deliver on the promises he made to Kenyans.
He said currently they were struggling to offset the huge debts that were choking the national economy.
"We inherited an economy laden with heavy debts. Of the current budget, we are spending over Ksh1 trillion to repay debts. But by time, we will finish and bring the economy back on track," Nyoro stated.
He was flanked by a section of Members of the Kisumu County assembly, led by Habil Nyasuna, brother to Homabay governor Gladys Wanga.
Six MCAs attended the event. They were Kolwa Central MCA Calvin Oraro, Pete Oiko, Regina Kizito, Millicent Omuya, Tom Onditi, Gad Olima, and a host of UDA allies in Kisumu County.
They asked residents to support President Ruto's regime to initiate and implement more development projects in the region.