(Bungoma Liberation Patron Zack Barasa addresses mourners during the burial of te late Fentry Sanja in Kisiwa village, Kabuchai Constituency on Saturday 19th September, 2020. PHOTO CREDIT/PETER OTANG’)
Bungoma Liberation Patron Zackery Barasa has pored cold water on Governor Wycliffe Wangamati’s state of the county address where he showcased what he has done for the people of Bungoma since being elected into office.
Speaking in Kisiwa village during the burial of fellow auctioneer Fentry Sanja on Saturday 19th September, 2020, the political activist scolded the Bungoma Governor’s way of running the county, accusing him of spending “Sh50 million to parade nothing”.
‘Yesterday, your Governor spent Sh50 million to show off his ghost projects for the last three years,” he said.
“If you, the residents if this Kabuchai Constituency, want to see development, must you travel to Kanduyi during the live function on radio and TV or you see it on the ground?” He asked, in reference to the Governor’s event which took place at Kibabii University yesterday.
Barasa, who has been a vocal critic of Governor Wangamati, also faulted the governor for initiating big projects that do not have the interest of the residents at heart.
“The Governor is building a Sh1.2 billion dual carriage way in Musikoma and another multi-million shilling stadium in the same Kanduyi constituency, how will that help you as a common resident in Kabuchai?”
The activist, who is understood to be vying for the gubernatorial seat in 2022, faulted the Governor for ignoring the residents of Kabuchai especially in the health sector.
“I am also told that the latrines at your [Kabuchai] dispensary have filled up. If the Governor will not have done anything to fix that mess by Monday, I will come here and construct new latrines to show him that he has failed in his leadership.”
Other leaders present at the burial were former KRA Director and Kabuchai parliamentary aspirant Evans Kakai, Bungoma County Woman Rep aspirant Sween Khaoya, County Deputy Director of Logistics Simiyu Mutaki and other local assembly aspirants.
The late Fentry Sanja, 53, passed away a fortnight ago after a short illness.