The director of national museums Dr.Mzalendo Kibunjia has cited his integrity as the most useful qualification that makes him eligible to lead Tharaka Nithi county in the position of Governor.
Mzalendo says during his tenure as chair for the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, he was managing a budget of Sh 700million, and not even a coin was lost.
Mzalendo then shifted to museums of Kenya as director general after Uhuru took over the government in 2013. He says since then he has been managing a budget of Sh 3 billion per year and no graft issue has ever been raised against him and so he can comfortably run the county budget.
“Since I took over the National museums when it was collapsing, I have been working on a yearly budget of Sh3 billion which I have always accounted for every single coin. Our county budget stands at Sh 5 billion which we have experienced serious plundering of our resources,” Mzalendo said.
He was speaking when he visited women groups in Gatunga and advised them to properly utilise the funds from NGAAF to empower themselves without pull and push when it comes to repayment.
In support of tourism in the county, the national museum boss said he is partnering with the ministry of tourism to permanently construct the Ura gate festival ground. Mzalendo noted that the Tharaka community is one of the few communities that have maintained their rich culture and so there is a need to work towards preserving it.
He is one of the candidates who have publicly declared interest in the Tharaka Nithi gubernatorial contest in the next 2022 polls asking the constituents to entrust him with their resources.