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I’m committed to fighting graft, says Governor Khaemba

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Trans Nzoia governor Patrick Khaemba has reiterated his administration’s commitment in fighting corruption in the county.

Speaking over the weekend during a fund drive at St Patrick’s Secondary school in Weitaluk, Kiminini Governor Khaemba blamed some of the county officials for propagating the vice and warned that corruption is a threat to devolution.

He said officers who were earlier implicated in corrupt deals in the county have already been suspended awaiting determination of their court case adding that he will not allow few people to embezzle public funds meant for development.

At the same time the governor urged Trans Nzoia residents to stop over dependency on maize farming.
He advised farmers to continue with maize farming alongside other cash crops that can do well in the county such as coffee, tea, avocado and dairy farming promising that the county government will subsidize farm inputs.

“In Trans Nzoia we are blessed with very good soils in which we can grow tea and we shall look for ways of subsidizing tea and coffee seedlings as well as fertilizer. El nino is coming at a time when we are just about to harvest our maize and there is a risk of maize rotting but those who have grown fodder, tea and coffee will be very happy for there will be plenty of farm yield,” said the governor.

Leaders present included Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka, Kiminini MP Dr Chris Wamalwa,Trans Nzoia Women Rep Janet Nangabo and area MCA Simon Makhanu among others.

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