Nyaribari Chache MP has never ‘uttered a word’ in Parliament


A politician has questioned Nyaribari Chache MP Richard Tong’i’s ability to represent the people saying he has never “uttered a word” in Parliament.

Zaheer Jhanda claimed that Tong’i is yet to address the House, 14 months after being elected, and that he has abdicated his responsibilities.

Jhanda regretted supporting the MP, adding that he has not engaged in any meaning development projects.

“I withdrew from the race and rallied behind Tong’i in the hope that as a youthful leader he had the energy to deliver development, but he has disappointed me by becoming dormant in Parliament,” he said.

Jhanda asked Tong’i to “rise to the occasion or face the wrath of the constituents come 2017”.

He was speaking during a burial at Kabosi in Nyaribari Chache, Kisii county on Sunday.

Jhanda vied for the MP seat during the March 2013 general election but lost to Chris Bichage.

Bichage’s election was however nullified by the High Court over irregularities at three polling stations.

Tong’i defeated Bichage in a by-election held in December 2013.

– the-star.co.ke

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