By Alan E Masakhalia – Ebumagunda Village, Butual Constituency.
Butula Constituency is in dire need of help in almost all the major sectors, there is biting poverty, inadequate access to medical care, poor roads, frequent hunger, decline in agricultural productivity etc.
The previous MPs namely Dr. Omoto Yekoyada and Hon. Prof. Christine Mango had really tried to better the peoples lives, they actually went out of their way to serve the people. During Prof. Mango’s time Butula was actually credited with having the most efficient and most responsive CDF team whose output greatly improved the peoples livelihoods.
All those gains have now been lost as the projects started by the previous leaders have been left to stagnate and even collapse. The most serious being the case of un-utilized clinic/dispensary buidings all over the constituency. The former MP, Prof.Christine had used CDF funds to but up numerous clinics and dispensaries. She however left office before they became operational (but the buildings had been fully completed). These assets have now turned into white elephants as the current MP has no plan or intention of making them operational.
For example, the beautifully finished dispensary bulding at Ebukhalalire Center has now been turned into a meeting joint of boys and girls as well as women groups!!!!
I bet that most Kenyans would argue that one of the MPs in Kenyas parliament is one Alfred Othiambo Bwire!!! I amm sure that even if he walked through town and even boarded a matatu at Railways nobody in the matatu would imagine he was an MP!! Hon. Alfred Othiambo has NEVER brought a single bill to the floor of the house, he has asked ZERO questions that might be of benefit to his constituents, he is a member of ZERO commitees of parliament.
I am not God hence i wont judge my MP more than this BUT I believe the people of Butula have to reconsider come 2012.
As for 2012, i believe the chance has to be given to either Mr. Michael Onyura Aringo (fomerly of KRA) or a young and vibrant and equally progressive lawyer with a national clout Mr. Simon Namada
These two seem to be the best bet for a more prosperous Ebumarachi/Butula Costituency, and if one of them got the chance to lead the people he would surely lead us to Caanan – the land of milk and honey, as well as put Butula Constituency on the national scene.
Message to my MP:
Mulembe Mweshimiwa, thanks for your representation, but we ask that you please be more visible, more active and even vibrant both within Butula and even in the national scene. or if that is too much to ask then, you can also be active in the matters of the larger western Province. Lastly Mweshimiwa, please please please do something about these dispensaries that are yet to start being operational, so that people dont always have to trek upto Murumba hospital.