Nyali Mp Awiti accuses Mombasa leaders of using taxpayer’s funds to publicize...

Nyali Mp Awiti accuses Mombasa leaders of using taxpayer’s funds to publicize themselves

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Nyali MP Hezron Awiti ( in blue shirt raising his hands) inspecting the ongoing construction of Frere town Secondary school in Nyali Sub county. He has accused Mombasa leaders of using taxpayer's funds to publicize themselves to increase their political mileage. PHOTO: BRIAN OSWETA.

Mombasa, KENYA: Nyali Mp Hezron Awiti on Friday  accused Mombasa leaders of using taxpayer’s funds to publicize themselves so as to increase there political mileage.

Speaking at Frere town, Nyali Sub county Mombasa , Awiti said the leaders should stop using county projects to publicize themselves and instead tell the truth that the funds belong to the public.

“When i walk around Nyali i see pictures of some of the leaders here in Mombasa in posters , is that his foundation that did the job? Those are taxpayers money! We need to account for them!” Said Awiti.

He further called on Mombasa residents to remove the posts terming them as PR gimmicks.

“Whoever is putting his name and face on those posters saying they are the ones who gave the money are lying! I call on citizens to remove all the posters!” Said Awiti.

The Nyali MP was speaking during a tour of the ongoing construction of  Frere Town Secondary school classes; which is an initiative under the Nyali CDF.

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Deputy Headteacher Frere Town Secondary school Rose Macharia said the secondary students had been using Primary School classes for their studies and this would go along way in helping them.

“The students have been using primary classes  hopefully next year we will be having 4 Secondary  class rooms each having 2 streams. This is going to be our second secondary school in this area. ” Said Macharia.

Mombasa leaders such as Governor Joho , Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzimba among many others, have been known to put their pictures on posters after construction of secondary schools and roads under their jurisdiction.