Lugari MP Nabwera Castigates Bungoma Residents Complaining Over High Cost of Living

Lugari Member of Parliament Nabii Nabwera has castigated Bungoma residents for requesting Azimio Leader Raila Odinga to intervene over the rising cost of living.

Speaking in Bungoma on Saturday, the MP blamed the area’s residents for their electoral choices and faulted them for electing President William Ruto convincingly in the 2022 presidential election.

Having failed to back Raila on the ballot, Nabwera remarked it was unfair for the residents to seek his help. 

“People of Bungoma, I must tell you the truth, you are the cause of our suffering. You stood with the wrong person,” the MP stated. 

“You are now asking Raila to help. Raila Odinga, can you keep quiet? Let us suffer because of our choices.”

During the August 2022 general elections, President William Ruto garnered 229,409 votes from Bungoma County which was 63.15 per cent of the total votes cast in the region.

Ruto went on to win the Presidential election by a 233,211 vote margin. 

The region rallied behind National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula who was backing President William Ruto on top of vying for the Senatorial seat.

Nabwera who comes from Kakamega County noted that Ruto could not have won the election without Bungoma votes.

On his part, Azimio Leader Raila Odinga has criticised the Kenya Kwanza government over its management of the country and handling of the economy. 

“They (Kenya Kwanza) do not know that they do not know how to run the government,” Raila stated on November 9. 

Meanwhile, Azimio and Kenya Kwanza Bipartisan Talks teams have retreated to write their report after three months of listening to views from Kenyans and various stakeholders on various issues including ways to lower the cost of living.

The report is set to be presented to Azimio Leader Raila Odinga and President William Ruto before being presented to Parliament for discussion. 

President William Ruto during the official opening of the Third Session of the Inter-Governmental Negotiating Committee on Ending Plastic Pollution, United Nations Office, Nairobi on November 13, 2023.


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