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Nyong’o, Ranguma debate Kisumu’s future

The debate was organised by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers/COURTESY

KISUMU, Kenya, Jul 2 – The Kenya Manufacturers Association (KAM) held a debate pitting two leading gubernatorial candidates in Kisumu County the incumbent Jack Ranguma (Independent) and Prof Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o (ODM) to lay out their plans for the county ahead of 2017 elections.

The two leaders were engaged in several issues ranging from the economy, job creation, environment, security, food security among others.

Governor Ranguma hit out at Nyong’o for being good at theories but not the actual work alleging that he did not perform well as an MP in Kisumu Rural constituency.

Nyong’o defended himself saying Governor Ranguma was dishonest adding that he has a good track record in Seme and challenged the governor to visit and see for himself.

On food security, Governor Ranguma said the county had made strides in ensuring locals are food secure but added that there are still challenges due to inadequate funding.

However, Nyong’o disputed that saying that much had not been done especially in the rice and sugar belts saying there was need for proper planning.

On the controversial Kachok dumpsite relocation, Governor Ranguma defended himself saying the donors from France insisted that Muhoroni was too far for the relocation and it would be costly.

Nyong’o said when elected he will source for the most cost effective company to help in the relocation of the dumpsite and use it for economic gain.

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