Trans Nzoia senatorial aspirant Richard Chesebe has torn in to youth leader Alex Matere for taking issue with deputy president William Ruto’s youth empowerment strategy on grounds that it’s archaic.
On Monday, Matere took issue with Ruto’s donation of wheelbarrows to youths in the informal sector saying “the 16th century inventions of a one-wheel cannot be used to solve the challenges of the 21st century”
Mr. Chesebe called on Kenyans to ignore Matere saying he seeking cheap publicity by imagining that has grown political muscles to the level of challenging the deputy president who is a senior politician.
“Matere is merely seeking popularity using the deputy president’s name. He has nothing beyond attacks because he has no political following even where he hails from,” he told Aspect News.
The two have declared interest in the senator’s position in Trans Nzoia county where they will face off with Dr. Micheal Mbito, Obed Mwale Henry Ole Ndiema, Ken Simiyu among others.
Separately, the head of the Catholic diocese Kitale Bishop Maurice Crowley wants the ongoing Building Bridges Initiative constitutional amendment conversation on the to be shelved in favour of waging war against Covid 19.
Bishop Crowley expressed concern over a move by the political class to shift focus on containing the spread of the pandemic despite a rise in cases in favour of achieving political goals ahead of 2022 general elections.
“The government should take the lead in implementing Corona Virus containment measures first before focusing on having a referendum. The conversation on the proposed document can however go on,” he spoke in his office in Kitale.