A section of elected leaders from the Ukambani region led by Machakos deputy governor Francis Mwangangi is now calling on their colleagues to unite irrespective of political party affiliation to benefit from development projects.
The 28 leaders drawn from Wiper, Maendeleo Chapchap, Jubilee and UDA parties, as well as independent leaders, met at Matungulu in Machakos County on Sunday.
They vowed to use the platform to address problems facing the Ukambani counties of Machakos, Kitui and Makueni.
“We will continue with this unity and we want to serve our people as one in order to benefit,” the Kitui woman representative Irene Kasalu said.
Kibwezi West MP Mwengi Mutuse noted that the problems Ukambani people are facing are similar and called for a united leadership.
“Sisi tutashikana kabisa na hatutakubali mtu aingilie kati …hii sio siasa ..hii ni kuleta watu pamoja,” Matungulu MP Stephen Mule said on his part.
Kilome MP Thuddeus Nzambia added; “Today marks the third meeting for unity purposes. We have to unite to take our region forward. It’s not for political purposes.”