Wavinya Ndeti has resigned from the Transport Ministry to go and focus on the Machakos gubernatorial seat. Addressing the media after handing over, she said that she is ready to deliver for the Machakos people and do more than what Governor Alfred Mutua did.
Wavinya lauded Governor Mutua for a series of developments in Machakos county saying, “There are some good things that Mutua has done and we thank God for that, but the health sector in Machakos is really in an ‘ICU’ state because the health centers have no drugs and that is one of the big problems for the people of Machakos.”
She said that she will ensure that the health sector is well taken care of and urged Mutua’s government to ensure that they check on that before their term ends. Wavinya also called on the Machakos county government to ensure that the projects that haven’t been done are completed before the 10-year-term of Governor Mutua ends.
On Monday this week, the General oversight committee of Machakos county Assembly summoned Health CECM Dr. Ancent Kituku, his Finance Counterpart Francis Maliti and their respective chief officers to establish the cause of the crisis in the county health sector.
Health CECM Dr.Kituku revealed that his department was broke and had only 29 million budget left that they committed to buy drugs from MEDS which have since been delivered. Kituku told MCAs he needs 1.6 billion to deal with the crisis on top of the 4.3 billion that had been allocated for the 2021/2022 Financial year to the health Department.
“The salaries that have not been paid should be paid so that there is a smooth transition because I don’t have any grudges with him. That’s why I would like to request him to hand over I work for the people of Machakos for 10 years in God’s will,” she said.
Wavinya stated that she would like to take Machakos county to the next level. She also praised the political parties amendment bill saying, “the bill is a good direction because you can’t be moving from one party to the other anytime you feel like and thus it will ensure that politicians have a stand because being stable in life is an important thing.”
She also pointed out that the Kamba community will cast their votes at one basket when it comes to presidential elections. “Ukambani will vote in one direction and you can take it to the bank, we will vote as a block and there will be no splitting of votes and in the coming elections we are the key determiners of who will be the next president,” she said.
She disclosed that there are ongoing talks between Wiper Party and ODM leader Raila Odinga and that they will keep on consulting with President Uhuru on the best direction of the Kamba People.