Ugenya Constituency residents might not see development from the county government of Siaya as from April 5, if they do not vote in ODM candidate Chris Karan as a member of parliament in the by-election.
This was announced by Siaya Governor Cornell Rasanga who spoke at Bar Denge even as campaigns intensify.
ODM’s Karan is facing stiff competition from former MP David Ochieng of the MDG party, who successfully challenged Karan’s 2017 election in court.
“You risk losing county goodies if you don’t vote for ODM candidate Chris Karan,” Rasanga said.
Other candidates in the race include Daniel Juma of GDDP and Brian Omondi of Thirdway Alliance Party.
According to Rasanga, the residents should vote in Karan to complete his term, so that they continue enjoying development and other goodies from the county government.
The threat was also extended to community health workers who are employed by the county, that they would lose jobs in case they went against the ODM party wish. They were also urged/ordered to campaign for the candidate.
“Just like ODM party leader Raila Odinga said we should not embarrass him in the by-election elections, it is the same way community health workers on county payroll should not embarrass me,” Rasanga said.