, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jan 1 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua will Saturday hold a major rally cum-New Year party, where he is expected to outline his strategy for development and politics ahead of next year’s elections.
The rally will be held at the Machakos Stadium and is expected to be attended by over 50,000 residents from all walks of life, elected and opinion leaders, the clergy among others.
Mutua is expected to update citizens on the status of various development programs which his government is undertaking.
They include the Sh2.5 billion water program, tarmacking of key roads, upgrading of access roads in markets and towns among other major programmes.
On Friday, Mutua through his Press Secretary and Communications Director Mutinda Mwanzia said he was committed to offering transformative leadership which will help accelerate development in the county.
“I urge my people to remain steadfast in supporting my government. I will ensure that all the pledges I have made are fulfilled,” said Mutua.
He said his Maendeleo Chap Chap ideology was unstoppable and will liberate Ukambani politically and economically.
“We cannot continue playing politics of poverty and marginalisation which have characterised Ukambani for years,” said Mutua.
He reiterated that he was committed to ending the culture of regional political kingship saying it was also to blame for retrogressive politics.
“We must say no to leaders who want to hold hostage the electorate by being touted as tribal kingpins yet they have nothing to offer in terms of progressive leadership,” said Mutua.
The Machakos Governor said he was committed to fighting corruption in the county warning that any corrupt official will not be spared.
He added that the move to have all employees face a lifestyle audit was aimed at enhancing accountability and transparency.