Bungoma Liberation patron Zachariah Baraza has castigated the national government over its move to resume learning even as most the schools grapple with the perennial shortage of water.
Speaking in Bungoma at the burial of former Bungoma Township mayor the late Eliud Wanyonyi on Saturday, Baraza wondered how washing of hands which is now a requisite, will be conducted without enough water in schools.
“They [the government] are saying that schools will reopen on Monday. But looking at this schools, most of them have no latrines; most of them lack water. How shall our children wash their hands?” He wondered.
He added, “That is why I am asking the government to see to it that as learning resumes, learners are treated to conducive environment.”
The patron further blamed poor development in the county on leaders, whom he said they have failed residents.
“In Bungoma county currently we need prayers. Why do I say this? It is because in the county we had Kitinda dairy factory; we no longer have it. There was pan paper which is no longer in existence. This is so because we elect leaders who we entrust with leadership but do nothing.”
Other leaders present included Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi, former Bungoma county assembly speaker John Makali, former Bumula MP Bifwoli Wakoli, KNUT and Kuppet officials among others.
Mr. Makali urged incumbent leaders to preach politics of reconciliation rather than that of confrontation.