A United Democratic Alliance (UDA) MCA aspirant in Bungoma County has hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta-led government over the alleged Kazi Mtaani program scandal.
Oscar Wamukota who is eyeing the Khalaba ward MCA seat expressed his disappointment after claims emerged that some individuals in government have embezzled the funds meant to pay the youth participating in the program across the country.
Speaking to the press in Bungoma town on Tuesday June 14, Wamukota who is seeking to unseat the incumbent Henry Majimbo said that the exercise was meant to keep the youths busy instead of them being idle and involving themselves in unlawful acts like drug abuse and theft.
He went ahead to point fingers at the government for altering the wages that the youths participating in the Kazi Mtaani exercise are supposed to get saying that they are supposed to be paid enough for everyday use and saving and not peanuts.
Initially, it was alleged by the Kenya Kwanza Alliance allies that the government had slashed the payments from Kshs.1000 to Kshs.450.
On Monday evening , the self-proclaimed head of the non-existent Hustler Nation Intelligence Bureau (HNIB) Dennis Itumbi took to his official social media handles to make the claims.
Itumbi in his social media post also alleged that personal protective equipment such as aprons and gumboots had not been bought, noting that the funds meant to make the purchase had been embezzled.
Wamukota in his media conference went ahead to castigate the brokers involved and called for investigations to be done.
On matters of his preparedness towards the election, Wamukota said that it is time for the youths to take up leadership roles to showcase their capability for they are many in the country and him being one of them, he is braced to make sure that he beats his opponents’ pants down.
“I have been given this opportunity as a youth to lead Khalaba ward and so am asking my fellows to pull their support behind me so that we can bring change in leadership,” he said.
He said that once elected he will use the bottom up approach to uplift the common Mwananchi dubbed as ‘hustlers’ involving themselves in small businesses to rise.