, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jun 14 – Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has condoled with the family of the late Eliud Ngala Mwendwa, one of Ukambani’s pioneer politicians.
Mutua who visited the late Mwendwa’s home in Ithwooke, Kitui County eulogised the fallen politician as a principled politician who desired to improve the lives of his people.
“He was a great man who has left an indelible mark in the footprints of politics not only in Ukambani but also nationally,” said Mutua.
Mwendwa passed on last week after battling a long illness.
Mwendwa was part of Kenya’s delegation to the Lancaster House Conference in 1960 and served in the country’s first post-independence Cabinet.
Mutua who was accompanied by MPs Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town) and Vincent Musyoka (Mwala) said the late minister had a sterling political career.
Mutua consoled Kavutha Ngala Mwendwa and assured the family of his support and prayers at this difficult moment.
“Let us join the family in thoughts and prayers during this trying moment. Rest well Mzee Ngala,” said Mutua.
Meanwhile, Mutua has termed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to Machakos and Kitui Counties a success.
“I want to thank the President for visiting the region and commissioning various projects,” said Mutua.
President Kenyatta commissioned the tarmacking of the Tala-Oldonyo Sabuk -Thika road, the Masinga water project and also inspected progress of rehabilitation works at the Yatta Canal.
Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka and his Mwala counterpart Vincent Musyoka said that residents need development and not empty rhetoric.
Masinga MP Itwiku Mbai said the President’s tour was beneficial to the people adding that their desire was development.
“I personally support efforts by Governor Mutua in offering transformative leadership which will help accelerate development in the county,” said Mbai.
He added that Ukambani leaders should embrace politics of development and should shun confrontational and retrogressive politics.