Politicians in Kenya have always been associated with all the negative traits: from corruption to embezzlement of funds.
For many constituents, it has become a norm that they only see their political leaders a few months before general elections, but as soon as they clinch the various competitive seats, they disappear into the amass of wealth they get from being leaders.
However, for Kyome/Thaana Member of County Assembly, Alex Wambua, that was not the case as his intention for vying for the seat was inspired by his will to see the lives of his people improved.
Speaking during an interview, Wambua noted: “The moving forces which accelerated me to vie for the seat, close to two years ago is, for a long time, I disliked how elected leaders would rate themselves so special to an extend the wananchi who elected them can hardly reach them.
“I needed to get closer to residents, understand their wants and needs without any form of discrimination or self-interest,” he went on to explain.
Additionally he mentioned: “Following a series of mendacity told when politicians race for their respective seats, I gathered the mettle to go for the seat where my priority is delivery and not to trade in lies, in order for locals to gain trust in their leaders and believe a politician can be trusted unlike in most cases, where they appear while politicking, disappear after election, only to appear again in the next elections.”
So far, the first term Wiper Party elected MCA, has so much development projects in his ward under his belt.
Among the projects he says he has done include: the supply and installation of 27 (10,000 liters) water tanks to different schools and health facilities, construction of a 30 kilometre road across different villages, as well as several ECDE classes in Mbau Musuani,Yenzuva primary school and Maiyuni ECDE centre and public toilet in Kasevi shopping Centre, school latrines and four doors in Syimuu and Kavaini primary schools.
Other projects include, an ongoing road construction from Musuani to Misai Primary school by KRB through the county government as well as Thokoa borehole piping to Kasevi and Singia dispensary with two 10,000 litres water tanks installation and another ongoing Kwa Mukusi borehole piping with pressure tank to Matisaa, Kasanga among others.
Even as the legislators resumed their third sitting after the general election on Tuesday, MCA Wambua intends “to work hard for his constituents’ growth and development”.
He has promised his people to lobby hard for more resources which will translate to voters needs being tackled.
Additionally, he called on is locals to embrace and largely show up in public participation forums across the ward.