A section of leaders from Tharaka have showed their surpot for the aspiring Tharaka Mp Mr. Muchomba marigu in his bid to clinch the legislative seat from the incumbent Mp Gitonga Murugura alias GG.
Speaking at Marimanti where they had accompanied Muchomba for the issuance of the car wash machine for Marimanti ward bodaboda operators,Mugao Ichenga and who was the advisor of the former governor Mbae Ragwa said that Tharaka has not benefited from the leadership of Murugara.
Making refference to the recent visit by the presidential delivery unit team led by interior security PS Karanja Kibicho to Tharaka Nithi county,Ichenga said that GG displayed an ugly scene by lecturing the presidential team over the disputed program that was to be used in inspecting national government projects in the county.
“Murugara did not do an honorable thing by lecturing the team because simply the program did not seem very perfect.He could have put into consideration that the same government officers that he lectured,are the same that he will go knocking their office doors to seek help for his people and things may not be smooth with him,” Ichenga lamented.
Onother politician present during the event is the former MCA for Marimanti ward Mr.Mwabu Gk who thanked Muchomba for initiating such a life changing project for the bodaboda operators unlike the common thing where the operators are lured with mere hand outs. Mwabu lauded the unity that the bodaboda operators have always portrayed and also termed them as very disciplined in the course of their work.
Addressing the operators,Muchomba said that he will be bringing more empowerment programs not only to the bodaboda sector,but to other organised groups including those on agriculture,on sand harvesting and women groups.
“I am not into politics but on real empowerment as i have portrayed since 2003 when i joined the Kenya Women Finance Trust and therefore i want to show Tharaka people how to fish and not giving them fish.This is therefore just a starting and many more empowerment and to different sectors are on the way,” affirmed Muchomba.
Muchomba said that his ambitions for the bodaboda sector in Tharaka is to see that they rise to higher levels like it is with others in different parts of country.He gave an example with Nyali riders group in Mombasa county which he said has invested in housing,transport sector in terms of vehicles and also has been able to purchase motorcycles to increase their earnings.
Muchomba therefore urged the operators to utilize the machine he has given to invest and it is potential of growing to an extent of adding other machines.
The aspiring Mp.has issued car wash machines to bodaboda groups in all the 5 wards of Tharaka constituency in bid to empower the sector which mostly comprise of youths.