A father in Kirinyaga County has launched vigorous electioneering campaigns for his son who is seeking to unseat the Ndia MP George Kariuki.
John Mithamo wa Sucana who lost the same seat in 2007 to Njeru Githae and to Eng. Stephen Ngari in 2013 said since he was now an old man, he had decided to back his son.
Speaking at Kiaragana trading center within the agricultural rich Constituency, Mithamo said his son, Mark wa Sucana Jr, (34), had come of age and should take over the mantle and redeem the residents from poor representation.
Mark on the other hand said he has what it takes to succeed his father in elective politics after he (father) was allegedly rigged out during the two attempts.
“I may appear youthful but am now 34 years old and a Master’s degree in Business Administration holder having completed my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science earlier on,” he told a cheering crowd.
He criticized the current parliamentary leadership for allegedly failing to respond to the people’s needs and always not being in touch with the ground.
The contender who is making his first attempt in elective politics wondered why the current leader had remained mum in Parliament and was now on the way out in 45 days’ time without having uttered a word in the entire five years at the August House.
“Other than failing to speak for our people in Parliament, the incumbent has not brought a single motion that could be of benefit to Ndia constituents or even to Kenyans for that matter,” the contender told the gathering.
Mark who is vying on a Chama Cha Kazi ticket told the locals that they would not regret if they voted him as their new MPfor he was ready to provide a people servant leadership.
On the other hand, Wa sucana senior has assured local tea farmers would be paid their bonus by the 10th of next month in accordance to the agreements engraved in the ongoing reforms in the sector.
Wa sucana who is also the Zone Five Board Member said the bonus rate for Mununga Sh35.50, Kimunye Sh34, Kangaita Sh31 and Thumaita Sh32.50 while farmers from Ndimaini would know their rate tomorrow morning.
The official however decried the war in Ukraine and Russia for having caused a sharp decline in the consumption of the beverage, leading to a poor market for the cash crop.
“But regardless of this very regrettable situation, I must assure our farmers that we are still doing what is within our ability to salvage the situation,” he said.