Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has intensified his calls on Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago to shelve his Senatorial ambitions for the upcoming general election.
Sudi had recently said Mandago should join other leaders in campaigning for Deputy President William Ruto nationally, instead of seeking to be involved in local politics by vying for the Senate seat.
But even as a debate on whether Mandago should vie for the Senate seat in 2022 or not rages on, the vocal legislator now says there is a need for the county boss to take a break from politics to allow his tenure to be audited, and his performance compared with another governor.
Sudi argues that in 10 years of Mandago’s leadership, the County Government of Uasin Gishu has received over Ksh40 billion meant for development, but there is little to show for.
“Bearing in mind that Uasin Gishu County has 6 sub-counties, therefore, each sub-county is expected to receive 6.6B on development budget for the 10 years of devolution. I don’t want to ask about the rest of the sub-counties but am interested in the Kapseret sub-county. All I can see in Kapseret are county projects totaling less than 1B,” the MP noted in part of a post shared on his official Facebook page.
He also noted that compared to the Ksh100 million that he receives from the National Government Constituency Development Fund’s (NG-CDF) kitty, he has done more than what the county has been able to achieve in Kapseret, for the past 10 years.
“I still have a lot to share only that it’s a matter of time before we unravel the truth and mysteries surrounding county monies. This is why am asking Gov. Jackson Mandago to give us a break of 5 years for us to audit and compare his leadership with that of the incoming Governor.”– Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi.