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Bungoma: Residents ‘Refuse’ to Join in Wetang’ula Must Go Chants

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula in the past. Photo/Courtesy

There was free drama for all at the Ndengelwa hospital in Bungoma County on Tuesday afternoon, when residents flatly refused to join in ‘Wetang’ula must go’ political chants.

It was during the launch of National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) registration exercise presided over by Governor Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati (WWW).

The governor was accompanied by a host of politicians, among them his Deputy Charles Ngome. Addressing those present, the governor stuck to the point urging residents to come out in large numbers and register with NHIF.

He said they have set a target to register 34, 000 under the health scheme this financial year, before registering 170, 000 others within five to ten years.

But it was his Deputy Ngome who found the ground very different, when he tried to lead residents into ‘Wetang’ula must go’ chants. Moses Wetang’ula is the County’s Senator and he is reportedly not in good terms with the governor and his allies.

Weta, as Wetang’ula is known in political circles is allegedly vouching for former governor, now Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka to wrestle the seat from Wangamati during next year’s general polls.

“If you have the spirit of development in Bungoma; so that Bungoma can be compared to developed Counties such as Kiambu, Makueni and Kakamega, Wetang’ula must go,” said Ngome.

“Wetang’ula must…………,” he repeated expecting residents to join in with chorus of Wetang’ula must go but they remained mum.

Weta is serving his second term as Bungoma Senator, while Wangamati and Ngome are nearing the end of their first term in office having been elected in 2017.

 

 

 

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Bungoma Charles Ngome Moses Wetangula NHIF National Hospital Insurance Fund

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