Governor Alfred Mutua weeps over poverty in Ukambani [VIDEO]
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua yesterday broke into tears during a consultative meeting with leaders from Kitui county as he narrated how some people from Ukambani hold strategy meetings to vilify his Maendeleo Chap Chap movement.
Mutua said the leaders are engaging in propaganda and malicious attacks to extinguish the “unstoppable wave of the Maendeleo Chap Chap strategy”.
“I want to tell them no matter how many meetings they hold to undermine me, I will soldier on to liberate our people from the politics of poverty,” Mutua said. He said some leaders tell him to go slow, but the sentiments are “retrogressive”.
“They are panicking due to the fact that people are now questioning what they have done to uplift their areas, despite being in powerful positions for decades,” Mutua said. He said it is wrong for Ukambani to continue to lag behind due to “retrogressive politics that perpetuate poverty”.
“While they have been meeting to bring me down, I have been engaging in the politics of development,” Mutua said.
He said he is not interested in being a tribal king but is committed to leading his county to the promised land of prosperity.
The governor has hosted a series of rallies for Machakos, Makueni and Kitui leaders to drum up support for his Maendeleo Chap Chap strategy.