MP Mbai threatens to petition Ruto to replace CS Malonza for neglecting Ukambani – Citizen Digital

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Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai during a meeting with UDA delegates on May 29, 2024. PHOTO | COURTESY

Kitui East Member of Parliament Nimrod Mbai
has faulted President William Ruto’s appointees in Ukambani, accusing them of
ignoring the region’s needs and perpetuating a sense of isolation.

who spoke in Kitui Town on Wednesday during a meeting with the county UDA party
delegates, called out EAC, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development
Cabinet Secretary Peninah Malonza saying she had turned a deaf ear to the
people and their needs following her appointment.

self-declared Ruto point-man in the region thus threatened to petition the President
to replace Malonza with another competent person from the region if she fails
to deliver.

are grateful that the President gave us positions in his Cabinet. The problem
is that the people are not feeling the warmth of being in the government at the
grassroots. Those elected from Ukambani into the government, si watu wa kupenda
watu, ama kuleta maendeleo kwa wananchi. As regional leaders, we will not allow
lazy or selfish people,” he said.

sister Malonza, we don’t know what her problem is; whether she is selfish…we
have never seen her in this region since she was appointed. Either the President
tells her to change and go back home to take care of the people or if she has
already been told and is not doing that, let her step down and allow other
capable leaders to take over.”

Mbai went on to draw parallels between the current administration and the
previous governments pointing out that former ministers from the region such as
Mulu Mutisya and Francis Nyenze put their names on the map for solidifying
support for former President Daniel Moi by prioritizing needs of the people.

want to know what our people are getting from these appointments. Instead of
pushing development for our region, all we see is relief food being brought to
us. It’s time for change,” he added.

the meeting, the delegates resolved to elect Mbai as the Kitui County UDA Chairman
in the forthcoming party grassroots elections.

have resolved and agreed that Nimrod Mbai will be the UDA Kitui County Chairman.
The rest of us will take over constituency leaderships, ward and will later compete
for county organizing chairperson and secretary seats,” said Nzambani Ward
MCA Joseph Musyoka.

decision was made at the meeting where all 2022 UDA aspirants and candidates
from across the 40 wards of Kitui County.

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