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Roho chafu! Mumias East MP Peter Salasya opens up on jealously, competition among politicians – VIDEO

By Wangu Kanuri January 14th, 2023 2 min read

Mumias East MP Peter Salasya has opened up on a possible competition and jealousy between politicians.

The first-term lawmaker, while recently addressing his constituents in vernacular, also appeared to target Kakamega governor Fernandes Barasa, by suggesting he was not interested in the county seat

“I contested against big people, some are from South Africa, others from America, lakini kwa sababu (because) I worked hard and you believed in me; your support and prayers really worked,” the MP explained.

“What I’ve noticed is that when you work and perform to deliver services to your people, there are some honourable members who do not like it. People feel bad, others even get annoyed because I am working hard. Can you imagine that?” he posed.

Adding: “Now some are even saying I want to be governor. I do not want to be governor. The people of Mumias have struggled for a long time and prayed day and night for God to give them a leader who can work for them. I’m concentrating on serving the people. That is my intention, not being Kakamega governor.”

The lawmaker has, however, suggested he is interested in the gubernatorial seat ahead of the 2027 polls.

For instance, while he unveiling his new vehicle, he celebrated the moment saying: “To all Kenyans and all my supporters from Mumias East Constituency, as I promised you yesterday that I would be launching my new machine, which is a V8 new shape from 2016. It’s county 037, the future governor.”

“So, guys, this car is for the people of Mumias East. It is not mine. This one is yours, and if you see it, you’re seeing Mumias East, the future governor.”

Salasya was elected on an Independent ticke in the August 2022 polls. He succeeded Benjamin Washiali who opted against contesting. Salasya scooped 12,140 votes against David Wamatsi who got 9,043 votes.

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