Politicians criticized for hopping from one funeral to another in villages instead of prioritizing development
Rift valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has attacked a section of politicians in Trans Nzoia County for failing to prioritize development projects in the area.
According to Natembeya who spoke in Onsorogai area in Cheragany Constituency, many politicians have perfected the art of attending funerals only at the expense of initiating development projects.
"They have placed people in each village to inform them of funerals and who are the speakers so that they attend and request for applauses from mourners as if they are the most bereaved,” he said.
Natembeya has urged politicians to focus on development projects and not just attending funerals.
He said leaders should stop competing in funeral contributions and focus their energy in bettering the lives of citizens
"Imagine politician x has given five thousand as offering such that if you add one thousand you will score against him or her. So sad we delight in our people’s sorrow,” he said.
According to Natembeya, most politicians steal from public coffers and donate the same monies to funerals.
He told residents to stop giving such leaders audience since they are not pro-development.
"You just know this person stole this money he brings it to funeral and gives a hundred thousand and asks to be prayed by the presiding bishop as if he is the dead man. shame on them," he added.