In Summary

  • He said money meant for development ended up in pockets of people in the county government.
  • He said the money is meant to address challenges that have plagued the county.
  • Mr Mung’aro was accompanied by Ganze MP Peter Shehe.
  • The two Jubilee politicians later headed to Bamba trading centre for a rally.

Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro has reached out to residents of Ganze and Bamba, seeking their support for the governor’s seat.

Mr Mung’aro, who defected from ODM to Jubilee, toured both Ganze and Bamba trading centres Wednesday in a series of rallies where he promised to prosecute those involved in corruption if he becomes the Kilifi governor.

Speaking at Ganze trading centre in the company of MP Peter Shehe, Mr Mung’aro said many Kilifi residents, especially those who live in rural areas, are yet to see the benefits of devolution because money meant for development ended up in people’s pockets.

“People are portraying a picture that the national government is not keen on developing the counties.

“The truth is that the county gets Sh9.6 billion every year from the national government. Have you asked yourselves where this money [goes]?” Mr Mung’aro asked the residents.

He said the money coming into Kilifi County had factored, among other issues, the challenges that have plagued the county, since most of its land is arid and semi-arid.

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