Kajiado gubernatorial candidate, Francis Meja, says he will vouch for a pragmatic and working devolved system if elected in 2022.
Meja remarked on Saturday when he toured Ewuaso/Kedong ward in Kajiado West where he received endorsements and blessings for his next year’s race.
Some of the prominent and respected families that endorsed Meja included that of Gilbert ole Nkipai in Ewuaso.
Senior Chief (Rtd) Simon ole Nkipai led other elders in praying and blessing Meja’s grand journey to becoming the next governor.
Meja accepted the endorsement from the family and immediately tore into governor Joseph Lenku’s administration style, claiming it is “vindictive”.
“This administration is vindictive and against those who are not in the governor’s camp. Recently, a young applied for a job at Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company and despite shining in the interview, he was not taken in. Meritocracy should count and not political allegiance,” claimed Meja.
He said people in leadership positions especially that of the governor, should exercise tolerance, love and kindness to all and sundry.
“This Kajiado does not belong to one community or clan. As governor, if elected in 2022, I promise to tolerate all and treat them equally. I want to be loved for not treating my clansmen more than others,” said Meja.
Meja, who was accompanied by elders from Kimuka, Kiserian and Ngong, made several stops to greet the people of Ewuaso and to assure them of his leadership quality.
He said that at this time of the Covid-19 pandemic elected leaders should be more concerned about the welfare of citizens and those who elected them to those positions.
“This is not the time for clan politics and dividing people. We all belong to the various clans, houses and windows, but good leaders should not stoop that low in dividing people,” said Meja.
The politician claimed that the wheels of development in Kajiado got stuck in the miasma of bad governance where the priority of issues plays no role.
“We want a working county with operationalised hospitals, good roads and a well-managed economy for us to move on,” said Meja.