Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka has accused the county government of failing to properly utilise the money allocated to it by the national government in the last financial year.
Speaking in Makutano Sub-County, the senator hit hard at the county leadership over the poor condition of roads.
“The Kithimani-Katangi is in a poor state, yet money was allocated by the national government for roads development. The MCAs are doing little to highlight such important issues,” he claimed.
In a rejoinder, Governor Alfred Mutua, who addressed a public rally in the Kenyatta area of Yatta Sub-County, urged the local residents not to listen to individuals with hidden agendas.
“Don’t be misled by propaganda. Don’t allow them to feed you with inaccurate information. Instead, tell them off whenever they try to,” said Dr Mutua.
The county boss described his critics as “cowards”, adding that he would not relent even when they get personal.
The governor said he was being fought because some people had realised that he is about to take over the leadership mantle in the eastern region.