Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has told off politicians who have been claiming that her government is corrupt and does not serve the interests of the people.
Speaking on Sunday, as she visited various places to distribute cheques from the Ksh60 million county bursary fund, she accused the leaders of seeking to enrich themselves, while pretending to care about the people’s welfare.
She also sought consent to change the county bursary fund initiative from PRO-POOR to Bridging funds, as she vowed to help lift her people out of poverty.
“Even the BBI journeys I am making are because I know that there is something in there for you, as the proposals will save us from the rampant poverty of many years,” she said.
Ngilu explained that even raising the Ksh60 million bursary funds had not been easy and advised her people to take advantage of the opportunity instead of waiting for a few coins from the politicians.
Governor Ngilu has been at loggerheads with some MCAs and Senator Enock Kiio Wambua, who, at the beginning of the year, asked the EACC to investigate the county’s financial affairs.
The former newspaper editor claimed that there were many incomplete development projects in the county and illegal awarding of contracts.