Kisumu governor Anyang' Nyong'o. Photo/Original
Kisumu governor Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o has his legs on the pedal and his eyes fully trained on leaving a recommendable legacy, when time for him to retire from public office comes.
The governor wants all and sundry, more so his grandchildren to remember him as a man who served the public with utmost dedication free from corruption, insisting that ‘I am only here for a short time’.
Speaking at the Kisumu City Hall grounds on Wednesday morning, Governor Nyong’o said he wants to leave a legacy which his grandchildren will be proud to be associated with.
“I am only here for a short time, and I want to do my best when I am here because that is all I want. To leave a legacy which I can be proud of, so that my grandchildren will one day say our grandfather was here and look what he did. Not our grandfather was here, look how much he stole,” he said.
He warned public servants against engaging in corruption, instead urging them to focus on offering proper services to members of the public.
“You have got a job you are being paid a salary yet you engage in corruption. How are we going to build this Country? We need to construct roads here in Kisumu. We need to build markets, and we cannot do all that without money,” said Governor Nyong’o.
Governor Nyong'o with DTB Kisumu branch managers Nikita and Leyla. Photo/Original
The Governor spoke while receiving assorted food donations from the Diamond Trust Bank – DTB. The food will be distributed to vulnerable members of the community hard hit by economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On their part, Diamond Trust Bank Kisumu branch managers Leyla Ghazi and Nikita Rehab said that the bank is committed to reaching out to people adversely affected economically by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Thousands of vulnerable people have been identified in Kisumu and DTB is happy to contribute towards food packs that will feed these families in these trying times. DTB stands with the Country and we are working to ensure the most vulnerable in our society are cushioned against the pandemic,’’ said Nikita Rehab.
The event was attended by among others Kisumu City Manager Doris Ombara who said that the assorted food donations will be distributed to those in dire need through their Members of the County Assembly (MCAs).
Assorted foodstuff donated by DTB. Photo/Original
She said the bank had donated 1, 000 packs of goodies which contain maize and wheat flour, green grams, cooking oil and spaghetti. Kisumu County has confirmed more than 60 cases of COVID-19 since the first case was reported on March 13.
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