Nandi governor Stephen Sang’ has called on Kenyans to elect a leader with humble beginning to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta next year.
Sang said some of those from rich families have a dark history.
Governor Sang’ noted that for many years, elected leaders have not impacted anything to the electorate.
Instead, the governor said, they have misused their positions to enrich themselves and their families.
He said that the current crop of leadership had fallen short of the expectations of Kenyans and it was time for overhaul.
“It’s a collective responsibility that all leaders must accept that we have fallen short of what we are expected to do, that’s why we need a paradigm shift,” he said.
“We should impact positively on the lives of those that have given us the opportunity to serve.”
He went on: “Instead, we have grabbed from them and left them hopeless; we have not lived up to our mandate,” said Sang’.
He noted Deputy President (DP) Dr. William Ruto was fit to occupy the presidency when Kenyatta finishes his term.
Sang’ said Dr Ruto has a humble background and understands the challenges facing the common mwananchi.
Dr. Ruto is the party leader of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party on which ticket he intends to vie on.
“That’s why in UDA, we have decided to support one who has had a life journey like many Kenyans, who understands the needs of the people, to take over as president in 2022 elections,” added Sang’.
Sang’ also took issue with the recent security personnel downsizing of Dr Ruto.
He said that the action may throw the country into uncertainty.
He cautioned those at the top positions to ensure that their actions or utterances don’t affect the stability of the nation.
“I want to tell those top leaders in our country to be cautious with their decisions so that they don’t affect the stability of this nation,” Sang’ said.
“A stable environment is all that Kenyan needs to prosper,” he said.
He took issue with Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Dr. Fred Matiang’i over the changes done in the security composition of Dr. Ruto saying he was being used to divide the country.
“I want to urge our CS Dr. Matiang’i that he should ensure that whatever decisions and actions he takes should not divide the country,” Sang’ said.
“If he speaks arrogantly, he should be weary of what that arrogance can cause to the nation and he should therefore be sober.”
Governor Sang’ was speaking at Esani village, Kitutu Masaba Constituency, Nyamira County on Friday during the burial of Priscilah Mamboleo.
The late was the grandmother of businessman Charles Mamboleo Nyabuti.
Among those present were Kitutu Masaba MP Shadrack Mose, South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro, Nyamira County Assembly speaker Moffat Teya, lawyers Clive Ombeta and Areba Omwoyo among others.
FEATURED PHOTO: Governor Sang’ address mourners yesterday at Esani Village, Nyamira County. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga, The Scholar Media Africa.