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Governor begs voters for re-election to save him from bankruptcy – VIDEO

Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga now wants voters in the County to re-elect him and save him from being “bankrupt and hopeless.”

Mr Rasanga of ODM is facing a stiff challenge from Independent candidate and Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo.

The governor, in a video clip, told teachers at a meeting that if he does not get back to his office he will be “bankrupt and hopeless” because he cannot distinguish personal funds from county coffers.


“What I have been telling people by the way is that if I don’t go back to that office I will be a bankrupt person, a very hopeless person because I don’t know which money is mine and which one is for the government,” Mr Rasanga says in the video clip amid cheers and claps from his audience.

The meeting was held at his home in Segere. Bottles of hard liquor are seen laid on the table that in front of the governor.

In the video clip, the governor pleads with the teachers to support him, saying he was serving in a new environment.

“I want you to remember one thing, teachers, I worked for government for 32 good years. But in the government you just go and occupy an office that had been occupied by others and so it is very easy to continue working.”

“But you teachers know how to start a school is a very difficult thing, and to start a government the way I started is equally very difficult,” says Mr Rasanga.


He said he was putting things in order and would be glad if he got another chance to continue serving the people of Siaya.

“As I invited you to my home, it is just a question of sharing. When we share I will be able to listen to what you are saying and improve on them,” he added.

The governor promised the teachers that he would continue sponsoring students’ mock exams in the county if re-elected.

In October last year, the  governor found himself in a tight corner after Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i cancelled the mock examinations whose papers bore his portrait.

The minister also interdicted the county director of education and six sub-county directors and dissolved the Siaya County Education Board.