Governor Alfred Mutua opens Maendeleo Chap Chap offices in Kitui and Makueni
Governor Alfred Mutua has opened Maendeleo Chap Chap Movement offices in Emali, Makueni County and Kitui town. Dr Mutua said the movement now has 30 offices in Ukambani and other parts of the country. “The offices will register members and friends of Maendeleo Chap Chap.
The journey to change the political landscape in Ukambani and the country at large has begun,” he said after he officially opening an office in Machakos town. He said that he would not be derailed by a section of politicians from Ukambani who have alleged that he was dividing the community.
He added that the leaders were afraid of change. “For all of us to effectively roll back poverty, create employment, build roads, provide better health services, water and improve the daily lives of wananchi, we need a new, rapid development formula and that formula is Maendeleo Chap Chap,” Mutua said.
He said some leaders are constantly criticizing others and talking of poverty levels “only to hoodwink wananchi but they have done very little to fight poverty”.
He added that the such leaders have nothing to show in terms of development. “The time for these selfish leaders is gone. This is the time for real change championed by those who offer servant leadership and whose focus is the people,” said the county chief.
He was accompanied by MPs Vincent Musyoka (Mwala), Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town), Regina Ndambuki (Kilome ), former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile and over 30 MCAs Munyaka and Musyoka said the movement was unstoppable and urged the people to register in large numbers.
Munyaka criticised a section of Opposition leaders whom he said had publicly declared that they would not accept the 2017 presidential election results, terming them alarmists. “They must be ready to accept defeat and move on,” said Munyaka.
Ndile said Mutua was a visionary leader who was committed to offering political and economic transformation to the region. “He is of a new brand of leaders who are doing God’s work. I urge like-minded leaders to join Maendeleo Chap Chap and walk along with him,” said Mr Ndile.
Ms Ndambuki said action and not political rhetoric and self-glorification was the drive behind the movement, adding that it was focused on the people and their development.
Maendeleo Chap Chap has already opened offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Taveta, and has set up others in each of the 22 constituencies in Machakos, Makueni and Kitui counties. “We will in the next two weeks, be opening more offices as part of our strategy to engage with wananchi in all parts of our country,” the county chief added.