Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar on Wednesday said that lack of educated leaders in the county is preventing the area from having major developments.
Speaking during the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya conference in Mombasa, Omar blamed the poor development strategies in the county on election of uneducated leaders.
“You vote in a former Councillor because he did you a favor,he becomes chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee of the County Assembly, what do you expect? Yet you had an accountant in the ballot paper,” said Omar.
The Senator added that leadership is not defined by education but the knowledge that one gets from being educated goes a long way in helping a leader.
Critics have in the past argued that most of Mombasa’s Members of County Assembly lack degrees and also some of the MP’s in the region lack the necessary education, thus making it hard for development.
For instance, in the past year an audio has been making rounds on the internet of a certain MP in the region who could not express himself in proper English during an investors meeting that also saw President Kenyatta attend.
The Senator called upon the county residents to make wise choices and not vote on party or tribal lines come 2017 during the general elections.