Members of the Luhya community in Nakuru County have slammed at Governor Lee Kinyanjui for failing to honor a pre-election agreement he signed with the community ahead of the 2017 general elections.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Thursday morning, the members of the community led by their leaders stated that in the pre-election agreement it was agreed that the Luhya community supports Lee’s gubernatorial candidature and in turn be rewarded.
The community was to get two county minister positions among other executive posts as per the agreement.
Olkaria ward MCA Peter Palang’a who is also the Minority leader in the county assembly of Nakuru, said the community is not a happy lot and now wants Governor Lee to live true to his words and fulfill his promise to the community.
He added that that the community did their part of the bargain by voting for Governor Lee during the 2017 general elections but is being perturbed by the continuing sidling of the community in county appointments.
“On our side we did what we had agreed upon and we are calling on him to go back to the agreement and see what we had agreed about because politicians are fond of forgetting,” said Palang’a.
Sentiments echoed by Nakuru county Luhya community youth leader Martin Lunalo.
According to Lunalo, Luhya community members in Nakuru are taxpayers just like the rest of Nakuru residents and therefore they deserve equal treatment from the county government.
“If we pay taxes like any other Nakuru residents then the county should also ensure that we are part of the administration through equal representation” said Lunalo.
The community warned Governor Lee that he risks losing the community’s support in the 2022 elections should he fail to fulfill his promise.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru county Luhya community leaders addressing media in Nakuru on 9th August 2018.