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Governor Wakili Mbaluka to Set Up Machakos Youth Service in 100 Days

“The County Government can’t leave it all to National Government to help Machakos Youth. We are talking about the future of the County, our youth. We must do something about and I believe Machakos Youth Service is the way to go,” said Wakili Joel Mbaluka, leading Machakos Governor Candidate

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The Leading Machakos Governor Candidate Hon Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka

Leading Machakos County Governor Aspirant Wakili Hon Joel Kyatha Mbaluka has promised to launch Machakos Youth service within 100 days of being elected to office to address the rampant youth unemployment in Machakos County and associated problems. He said there was need to support Machakos Youth in Skills Development to improve their employability given the proximity of Machakos County to Nairobi while keeping them engaged to avoid the temptation to resort to bad habits.

“Machakos County is next to Nairobi City. Our youth do not need thousands of shillings to go to Nairobi to access job opportunities. Why we have youth in the villages with nothing to do is because many of them do not have employable skills. The County Government can’t leave it all to National Government to help Machakos Youth. We are talking about the future of the County, our youth. We must do something about and I believe Machakos Youth Service is the way to go,” Wakili Mbaluka told Tribune.

Mbaluka noted that the idea of a County Youth Service is not new as Meru County already has a Youth Service which has been highlighted by the Council of Governors as a best practice. He wondered why the current County Administration have not replicated the idea which has been in existence since 2018 to help the youth. He promised to benchmark the Meru Youth Service but to ensure that the Machakos Youth Service is tailored to the specific needs of Machakos youthful residents.

Meru County Government launched the Meru Youth Service programme in April 2018 as a brainchild of HE the Governor, Kiraitu Murungi, which was part of his leadership manifesto. The goal of the programme is to empower the youth with employability skills and link them with the potential job market as well as opportunities for meaningful self-employment. The model, borrowed from the National Youth Service, also includes paramilitary training.

“You don’t have to leave this country to find good ideas that a Good manager can implement which other counties are already implementing and benefiting their residents while Machakos People are missing out because of leaders who are more interested in politics of the day that making service delivery available to all the people. Machakos County Youth, I shall allocate Ksh. 100 million to Machakos Youth Service to engage at least 1,000 youth every year,” added Wakili Mbaluka.

Wakili Mbaluka noted that the Machakos Youth Service shall offer Youth the choice between being engaged in community service after life skills training or taking up vocational training in the local polytechnic, paid for by the county. The youth placed in the community service programmes including cleaning, sanitation and health promotion activities on a part time basis shall be paid at least Ksh. 500 per day for at least four months and to enable them raise capital to start an income activity. The other youths shall be placed in vocational training courses paid for by the county government.

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Why Mbaluka is Next Machakos Senator: Kavindu Yet to Make Maiden Speech

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Today is 1st April, 2022, a total of 373 days since Agnes Kavindu Muthama was sworn as in as 3rd Machakos Senator on 23rd March 2021. But Senator Kavindu is yet to make her maiden speech in the Senate. Indeed, as of today, the last words that came from the mouth of Senator Kavindu from the floor of the Senate is “Help me God.”

This should serve as a lesson to Machakos residents who voted her thinking they are punishing Hon Johnstone Muthama. The count went from having a robust and firebrand Senator in the person of Late Dr. Boniface Kabaka to having a person who cannot speak English to save herself from thirst in the person of Kavindu (whose name aptly means impeding darkness).

In 131 Days, People of Machakos shall have an opportunity to vote for another Senator. They must not make the same mistake they did last time. Thankfully, Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka has graciously agreed to suspend his gubernatorial ambitions to vie for Senator to offer his people the oversight and representation they urgently need.

Machakos County have no choice but to elect Hon Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka to the last man come Tuesday 9th August 2022. Wakili Mbaluka has what it takes to square out with fellow counsel at the Senate. He has the academic papers, he is articulate, he has the integrity and he has the knowledge to deliver as Machakos Senator.

Wakili Mbaluka holds Masters in Public Finance Management, which is what Machakos County residents need to stop the kleptocracy that Machakos has come to be known for. People of Machakos, please don’t elect another illiterate or someone who has been part of what is wrong at Machakos County. Give Wakili Mbaluka a chance to deliver for you as Senator.

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Kitui West MP Contest Becomes a Two-Horse Race as Muasya Leads Incumbent

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The Leading Kitui West MP Candidate Hon Ben Muasya who is ahead of the incumbent and is tipped to topple her.

The Kitui West MP Race has come down to a Two-Horse Race between the incumbent Edith Nyenze and the Incoming MP Hon Ben Muasya who is the obvious choice of majority of the Constituents. The People of Kitui West appear to have had enough of the Nyenze and Wambua Dynasties especially now with Mrs Nyenze is MP with her brother as Kitui Senator. The People are determined to elect Hon Ben Muasya as the Kitui West MP for a breath of fresh air, new ideas and better representation.

Kitui West Constituents have mainly been endeared to Hon Ben Muasya by his innovative development approach which has seen him pioneer key empowerment projects including table banking and small business support projects across Kitui West. In doing this, Hon Ben Muasya has been leveraging his strong credentials as a Management Consultant of international standing and leading businessman in the country. His projects have so far benefitted thousands of Kitui West Residents directly with many more benefiting indirectly.

In turn, this has caught the eyes of many including UDA Presidential Candidate and Deputy President Dr. William Ruto who has not only hailed Hon Ben Muasya Projects as a case study of how leaders can implement his Bottom Up Economic Model at the Constituency level to transform the lives of their constituents. As a result, the first trip Dr. William Ruto made to Kitui County was to Hon Ben Muasya’s home to engage with beneficiaries of his empowerment projects as well as to undertake a fundraising in support of scaling up the project.

Indeed, the popularity of Hon Ben Muasya has not only made all the potential opponents he had for the UDA ticket to switch to support him or defect to another party, it is said to be giving the incumbent MP sleepless nights. Having done nothing tangible with her CDF since taking over after the By-Election, Mrs Nyenze is hard-pressed to explain to wananchi in Kitui West how Hon Ben Muasya could do more than her in so short a time without the benefit of the CDF kitty.

Four months to the election and as party nomination draw near a close, Kitui West Residents are getting ready for a showdown between Hon Ben Muasya, the popular favourite as the newcomer, and Hon Edith Nyenze, who is weighed down by the weight of incumbency and voter apathy due to her unimpressive development record. The difference between these two leaders is like day and night. No question much is in store for Kitui West Residents and the next four months are going to be epic for Kitui West.

It is clear that Hon Ben Muasya is ready to turn things upside down to ensure service delivery for Kitui West residents. On the other hand, Mrs Nyenze is busy fighting to maintain the status quo and trying to defend her dismal record. She has tried everything including blaming the Covid-19 pandemic for her poor performance but Kitui West residents have had enough. Majority of Kitui West Residents are waiting for 9th August 2022 to usher in Hon Ben Muasya as their next MP.

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Friends of Ruto (FORM Kenya) Condemns Violence Against DP in Kisumu

Walter Trenk, Secretary General of FORM KENYA and the UDA Senatorial Aspirant for Nairobi County has condemned the chaos unleashed by hired goons to disrupt Ruto meeting in Kondele, Kisumu county.

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Image of one of the Cars in Ruto Entourage which was stoned by Hired Goons in Kondele, Kisumu County

We at FORM KENYA ( Friends of Ruto Movement – Kenya) do hereby wish to condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the cowardly acts of hooliganism and violence witnessed today in Kisumu during the Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto’s tour of the Nyanza region. We call upon the police to move with speed and arrest the perpetrators of the primitive acts of violence.

Violence and political intolerance has no place in our politics in the twenty first century. Every politician should be allowed to sell their agenda to every part of the country unhindered and without fear of intimidation or violence.

A few weeks ago, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior, Dr. Fred Matiang’i led a group of government functionaries in what was claimed to be a meeting to plan on ensuring that Kenyans are given a free, fair and credible election. An opportunity has presented itself for them to demonstrate to Kenyans and the entire world that they are ready, able and Wiling to live up to this onerous task.

We expect arrests and arraignment of the criminals within the next twenty four hours, failure of which, we will be left with no option but to believe that the government security agencies were involved in the macabre acts and are incapable of providing security to the citizens.

Walter Trenk, Secretary General, FORM KENYA & UDA Senatorial Aspirant, Nairobi County.

 

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