, NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 5 – Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader Dr Alfred Mutua wound his two day tour of Embu County where he called for a lifestyle audit of all public officers.
Mutua, accompanied by Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti, who is eyeing the Governor’s seat on an MCC party ticket attended a service at the Kanyuambora Anglican Church.
Addressing a press conference after the Church service, Mutua said government agencies probing graft should not target Governor’s alone but should also focus on other elected leaders and government officials.
“We have seen MP’s, Senators and senior government officials amass wealth overnight. They should also be probed,” said Mutua.
Embu deputy Governor Dorothy Nditi, Mbeere North MP Charles Njagangua and Kivuti’s running mate Emilio Kathuri were also present.
Mutua said he was the first Governor to order a lifestyle audit for his officers and had personally deposited his returns at the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC).
“We must lead by example and offer transformative leadership to our people,” said Mutua.
Mutua held rallies at Kanyuambora, Ishiara, Siakago, Kiritiri and Gategi towns.
He enumerated the development projects that he has initiated in Machakos county saying they were meant to transform the lives of the people.
“That’s why I am committed to having each home in Machakos County enjoy clean piped water. The road network is also being upgraded to ease transportation,” said Mutua.
He assured aspirants and supporters that the party will conduct free and fair nominations.
Mutua said the warm reception in Embu had shown that the party was making inroads in the county.
He reiterated that political parties should not zone certain areas as their strongholds saying this was a recipe for chaos ahead of the August polls.
Mutua said all political leaders are free to tour any part of the country without intimidation.
Njagangua said those advocating for policial zoning were infringing on the constitutional rights of Kenyan’s.
“The country is a democracy and the right of voters make political decisions must be left to them,” said Njangagua.
Nditi said she had joined MCC due to the ideals the party stood for.
She will run for the Embu county women representative seat on an MCC party.