Lamu County Woman Rep elect defends self on her joining   Kenya Kwanza  

Lamu Women Representative elect Monica Marubu has revealed that her decision to join the Kenya Kwanza Coalition was informed by the need to ensure Lamu’s development concerns are addressed by the incoming government.

Speaking during her homecoming ceremony held today in Hindi township, the former MCA Lamu Women Representative-elect stated that her decision was based on her desire to ensure that Lamu’s issues are not sidelined based on of the diverse party leadership in the county.

The Lamu top county leadership is currently comprised of Lamu Governor Issa Timamy of the Kenya Kwanza Coalition, Lamu Senator Joseph Githuku, Lamu East MP Captain Ruweida Obo and Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama all of the Jubilee Party while the Lamu Women Representative Monica Marubu won her seat on an Independent ticket.

“I have aligned myself with the incoming government in waiting of the Supreme Court ruling, and it was only practical to ensure that as Lamu leader in the August house that I lobby for Lamu’s interests while being in government,” she said.

She further stated that she would lobby for resources aimed at improving affirmative action initiatives in Lamu stating that she already has an agreement with the Lamu County Government to fund gender centered programmes within the county.

“As you are aware the NGAAF allocation of Sh14 million every financial year is not enough to impact Gender driven affirmative action initiatives and thus the need to reach out to the incoming government to get support both politically and financially,” Marubu stated.

The legislator said that her initiatives will target all communities living in Lamu regardless of ethnicity or religion adding that she will also be touring Lamu East in the course of next month to establish the working relationship with the constituency.



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