By Obegi Malack
Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko has challenged her counterpart form Kajiado North MP Joseph Manje to be cautious on his pact with former governor David Nkedianye.
The MP who was speaking in The Siron Place Hotel Ongata Rongai during traders’ fundraising said the duo will not work together for long if they win the gubernatorial position.
Tobiko said the former governor will ensure his deputy (Manje) is powerless, noting that the situation has been witnessed in other counties across the country.
“As an MP you still have time to think again on the decision you made, you people kicked out Nkedianye because of certain issues but is now using you, he is the same person,is our past and am the future of our county,” she said. The MP said she has a good track record in development and should be considered for governor in 2022.
Tobiko insisted the “Nkedianye-Manje marriage” will not last and the MP should go for the top position if he wants to be in top leadership.
In an interview with County Press Manje denied that the former governor will make him powerless, he said their assignment will be improving living standards of the residents and there will be no disagreement.
“Nkedianye is a gentleman we are in good terms and I do not see him going against our pact,” Manje said.
He noted that their mission is to ensure that the current governor Joseph ole Lenku does not take power again accusing him of failing to implement projects he promised electorates.
The two MPs accused current regime of sabotaging Oloolaiser Company, they said there is need to change top county leadership in 2022 to rescue the company from collapsing.
Nkaimurunya Ward Soko Mjinga chairman James Gachie who is also vying for MCA said the fundraising was to raise funds to put up a modern market for Nkaimurunya traders, he said they have been able to raise sh 6 million. The chairman said land set aside by the government in Makaburini is not enough for traders who are over 7,000.
The traders claimed they have been paying a lot of money to the county government for over 20 years but their premises are demolished and they do not get back services.
Joseph Njoroge chairman Kware Market Investors said they have members who now have 20,000 shares who are more than 327 and are looking forward to see more traders join, they will apply for a loan after getting sh 10 million.
The fundraising was attended by MP aspirants Roimen Leiyan, Andrew Nyangwansa and nominated MCA Lucy Wachuka.