Governor Mandago to Ban Anti-State Meetings in Eldoret


Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has said he will not allow political meetings aimed at inciting the public against the government. Speaking in Eldoret town on Sunday, Mandago said his administration will regulate all meetings which take place in hotels and other public places in the county.

“We do not want meetings aimed at undermining the government and dividing Kenyans,” he said.

Mandago said no meetings will take place in the county without the knowledge and sanction of security teams. The governor said the county suffered greatly during the 2007-08 post-election violence and his government will not allow meetings that are likely to cause tension.

Mandago criticised Cord leader Raila Odinga. He said Raila is working with foreign powers to undermine the national government.

“We just finished elections a year ago. It’s time to work and if Raila wants to hold meetings let him do it elsewhere. He can go and restore the hope they are talking about in other areas because we have very high hope in God here,” Mandago said.

He said his government is on track in implementing development programmes. The governor directed county officials serving at subcounty level and in wards to operate from their areas so that they serve the public effectively.

“Our first year in office has been mainly to put in place structures which will help us implement the plans we have and now it’s time to go out and work for the public,” Mandago said.

He said the county has given each ward Sh3 million for bursaries. Mandago said four new roads will be tarmacked in Eldoret town to ease traffic jams and a new hawkers’ market will be opened next month.

The governor said all hospitals in the county will be automated to help in better management of the health facilities. Mandago said the county has enough money to supply medicine to health facilities.

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