As politics shape up and especially that of MP seat, aspiring Tharaka MP Sabastian Mwangangi alias Nkuri has strongly condemned the incumbent MP Murugara over what he calls poor leadership that is not aimed at helping the common man.
Speaking at Nkunguru village of Chiakariga ward during the sendoff ceremony for Atharaka spiritual leader (MUGWE) Mzee M’mwamba Nkunyia, Sabastian said currently Tharaka is filled with public outcry over hardships the residents are into after the MP neglecting them.
He said Murugara has been unable to lobby for development projects from the national government and that is why for instance many areas of Tharaka constituency including Nkunguru is lacking power connectivity from the national grid among other challenges.
Sabastian also accused Murugara of neglecting women groups in the constituency leaving them operate in hardships despite their interests having been catered for in the kitty that MPs receives annually for such groups.
“Currently a registered group with required members is eligible to receive non-repayable money from the government starting between Ksh 2 million and Ksh 5 million that was given by world bank through ministry of cooperatives to cushion residents from devastating covid-19 effects,’’
“But surprisingly groups formed by our women have continued to languish in extreme poverty since they are unable to access such money owing to the bad leadership we are having in the office of the MP,’’ Sabastian said.
Also, Sabastian questioned how the bursaries the MP has been issuing is helping students from what he said is the little amount being issued which cannot make any impact to the beneficiaries.
“The Ksh 2,000 the MP is issuing out as bursaries is too little to help the beneficiaries. I will ensure when I take over I issue every beneficiary Ksh 15,000 so that when such a beneficiary is being considered again, another student has benefited with an amount that can pay school fees for a complete year rather than giving a little amount that don’t make any difference,’’ he promised.
The aspiring MP also promised to be paying half of the school fees for orphans or students from single parents until they complete schooling as a way of eliminating poverty in Tharaka.
He said the work of Murugara has been to follow other leaders around and ended up forgetting the interests of Tharaka people as well as his roles in the national assembly towards representing people’s interests.
The burial was attended by several leaders including Tharaka Nithi county MP Beatrice Nkatha,Marimanti ward MCA Susan Mwindu,aspiring governor Gitari Mbiuki among other leaders.
Mwangangi thus asked Tharaka residents to give him a chance to serve them in the next polls to transform the region for better future of the residents.