Makueni Constituency MP Daniel Kitonga Maanzo has criticized the County Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana’s move to vie for the senate position in the coming August 2022 general elections.
Maanzo claimed that the decision by Kibwana to vie for the senate seat was not inspired by the people of Makueni as the Governor had stated.
However, the MP alleged that Kibwana wants to cover up the corrupt dealings that have been going on in the County Government.
“Professor Kibwana has decided to go for the senate seat for conflict of interest. He is aware that the county government has been involved in graft and the county has misused funds. The audit report that is still in the Senate shows that funds were misappropriated and misused and the governor wants to cover this up once he gets to the Senate,”Maanzo claimed.
The lawmaker’s remarks came shortly after Professor Kivutha Kibwana declared officially that he will vie for the Senate position in the coming August general elections.
Kibwana made the declaration on March 4, while speaking during the public participation and presentation of Makueni County Budget for the financial year 2022/2023 where he stated that his quest to promote and safeguard devolution was the main reason for the move.
“I sturdily believe in the power of devolution and if elected senator, I will protect and safeguard devolution not only in Makueni but the entire country,” he stated.
The county boss said that among the issues to be approved by the coming Senate would be to increase the allocation of funds of counties to 35 percent.
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Maanzo will also be battling it out for the senatorial seat for Makueni County in the August polls.