Former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale has slammed Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya over unequal distribution of resources in Kakamega County.
Speaking in Shinyalu on Saturday during the burial of the father Doreen Amwoka, Shinyalu ward administrator, Khalwale said that some parts in Kakamega are not being developed because the governor’ feels he is less attached to them’.
Kwalwale said Oparanya should not use the narrative lack of funds as a scapegoat to deny some of the areas developments projects ‘because it is evident that some parts of Kakamega are being developed under the same circumstances’.
“Oparanya has never distributed resources in Kakamega equally. He ignored Navakholo like nothing. He builds roads in Butere-Mumias daily while the people of Navakholo suffer,” said Khalwale.
He added that Oparanya’s ‘misappropriation’ of funds is the main reason as to why some development projects are stalling in the county.
Kwalwale, who unsuccessfully ran again Oparanya in 2017, also accused the governor of being tribalistic while discharging his duties as the county chief.
The vocal politician said he is ready to salvage the ignored areas by initiating development projects in those parts ‘when’ he will be elected the governor of Kakamega in 2022.