Two governors from the lower eastern region have called on the Kamba community to unite and address the problems that have faced the region for a long period.
Machakos Governor Dr.Alfred Mutua and his Makueni counterpart Kivutha Kibwana said the eradication of high levels of poverty in Ukambani require concerted efforts and urged the leader’s to shun divisive politics.
Speaking in Wote on Thursday when the Machakos Governor paid a courtesy visit to Kibwana, the governors said devolution had given leaders a chance to correct mistakes done by past regimes and regretted the current leadership standoff in Makueni county.
“Devolution has the capacity to change lives of our people who have suffered for long even after 50 years of independence, if we don’t deliver the much needed services then we will have no one else to blame apart from ourselves,” said Kibwana.
Mutua expressed his concern on the current leadership crisis in Makueni saying that the residents deserve to have a working government.
“The people of Makueni need a government that will deliver services, if it does not they should be given chance to elect another one,” he said.
He said that his government would rally behind the people of Makueni to have a system that works for them.
“As neighbors were are very disturbed by what is happening in Makueni including the violence that rocked the county last year and the people Machakos will gladly offer their contribution if any,” he said.
The two leaders exuded confidence that the tribunal appointed to look into the possible dissolution of Makueni county will make a decision that reflects the will of the people.
“ My hope is that the inquiry is a process that will be led by the people of Makueni and arrive at a verdict that will be of benefit to the residents,” said Mutua.
Kibwana also echoed the Machakos Governor’s words and urged the commission to expedite the process.
“We look forward to a speedy conclusion of the matter,” he said.
Makueni Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau said the three Ukambani counties should put in place strategies to unite for the sake of development.