A section of young people in Kitui has expressed its dissatisfaction after the disappearance of funds donated by Deputy-President Wiliam Ruto.
Young people staged protests after the 3 million shillings donated to boda boda operators and local traders disappeared.
Apparently the money was to be shared between the aforementioned groups, but some people hijacked the course and took the funds away.
They are now calling for investigations to be carried out to establish how the funds disappeared. They ideally urged event organizers to be transparent and involve locals on how the funds should be shared.
“The next time they come, they should be looking for real scammers. Those who received the money don't care about us. They left with the money for their own benefit,” a trader told a local publication.
In a similar account of events a fortnight ago, the youth of Kakamega criticized their former senator Boni Khalwale for allegedly pocketing 1 million shillings donated by DP Ruto to support the youth.
The young people claimed they had not even received a shilling from Ruto's donations aimed at boosting small businesses in the area.
So, led by Isukha East MCA Farouk Machanje, they urged the DP to stop using proxies to convey its donations to ordinary people.
"I'm here as MCA of Isukha East, and we want Khalwale to come and account for the million Sh1 donated by RUto to help women and youth," Machanje said.
They called Khalwale a political intermediary who focused more on serving his interests than those of the people of Kakamega.
“I ask my friend DP to please look for someone else and work with him for the race for governor of Kakamega County. Khalwale is a no. He's a political broker,” added the MCA.
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