MP Peris Tobiko has called upon voters in Kajiado county not to elect leaders in 2022 basing on political parties but their integrity.
Tobiko, who is gunning for the governor seat in next year’s general election, told the residents of Noonkopir in Kitengela to vote for whoever they want for president but vote for as an individual.
She said parties in the next general election have no meaning to her and that she is out to market her name as a candidate without associating herself with any.
“When that election comes, if you are for hustler nation chose the president you want, if you are for baba, you are free to elect him as your president, and do the same for the rest of the presidential candidates,” said Tobiko.
She declared that she is a mother to Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Luhya, Kamba, Maasai and all other communities living in Kajiado and would protect any of them from any harm.
“This is why I was mad when four young men were killed in Kitengela in a senseless act, while other tribal spokesmen kept quiet,” said Tobiko.
She said as a mother, she was pained by the murders that left her to wonder why other leaders kept quiet about it.
While speaking at Noonkopir Primary School on Monday where she commissioned 5 classes she built with the support of the national government – CDF money, Tobiko said she has the muscle to face other contenders in 2022.
The MP said the Kajiado East constituency has the highest number of voters who can make a change in ejecting non-performing leaders.
The legislator claimed Kajiado East does not even have a representation of a majority/minority leader and speaker or deputy in the county assembly. You don’t even have a senator because you did not vote wisely in 2017, she added.
The MP claimed the county gets about Sh10 billion from the national treasury to run its affairs and wondered why Kitengela is still the dustiest town in the country.
“We do not have anything to showcase to other counties because someone placed their priorities the wrong way. Kitengela town has never had fresh water because someone slept on the job,” said the MP.
She said the population of Kajiado East has risen ten-fold in the last 10 years and the only hospital that serves the sub-county has never been expanded to meet the rising demand.
The MP told the residents of Kajiado to elect whoever they want for the president without worrying about parties, and elect her as Peris Tobiko for governor without thinking of parties.
“If your favourite is the hustler nation, elect their leader as president, and if you are for baba, elect him too, but when it comes to the governor of Kajiado elect your mother, that is me,” said the MP.
The MP said she grew up in a poor family where kids could rarely eat a meal and mostly depended on porridge. She was constantly on porridge with her brother, Keriako Tobiko (Environment CS) at Kasoito slums in Athi River.
“At the time my father was a watchman, and at one time when he was on night duty, thugs attack him. This is the reason why I am telling you that God cannot forsake His people forever. You cannot be poor forever,” she said.
She said as MP for Kajiado East, she built several classes at Utumishi, Enkasiti, Noonkopir primary schools and an entire secondary school at Magereza.
“I have heard someone claiming that there are no public schools in Kitengela after he built one school at Kyang’ombe estate. Sincerely, was he speaking from Mars or the moon because he cannot see the schools we have in this town?” asked the MP.