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My Stand against graft is unstoppable, says Maangi

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The DG has been at loggerheads with his boss Governor James Ongwae alleging that his withdrawal of official county vehicles was withdrawn because of his support for the Deputy president William Ruto.

Kisii county Deputy Governor JOash Maangi addressing the press in his office , he has vowed to continue fighting graft [photo Brighton Makori/gusii star]

Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has said that his stand against the fight against corruption is unstoppable and is not ready to slow down soon.

Mr Maangi who was addressing the Media in his office said that he is unmoved by the recent withdrawal of his security and his official cars by the county government.

 “I would like to say that my position towards fighting corruption is unstoppable, the war must go on and won’t end anytime soon”

“Am not backing down and I will not relent in exposing corrupt individuals as per President Uhuru’s declaration against corruption. All of us have a stake in the fight against it

 Am not slowing down,” said Maangi.

The DG has been  at loggerheads with his boss Governor James Ongwae alleging that his withdrawal of official county vehicles was withdrawn because of his support for the Deputy president William Ruto.

Allegations the Deputy Governor has dismissed saying is being peddled by his political detractors.

 “Who said there are differences between me and my boss, as far as I understand we are working together until 2022,” said Maangi.

For a month now, the Deputy Governor has been doing without his official’s cars and security after he condemned the spate of graft in the regional government.

The Deputy further added that with or without the county officials cars  he was still be in office and will continue discharging his mandate as the Deputy Governor of Kisii county.

He also said  noted that the leaders allied Dp President  from the region  are ready to receive Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday for the consecration of Evangelical Lutheran Church South West Bishop Rev Omwoyo Mbaka.

Separately,  Rev Omwoyo has said the Evangelical Church supports structured dialogues to the Building Bridges initative.

Omwoyo said more copies are still needed in the grassroots to ensure people read the document so that they make informed decisions on the initiative.

He avoided the discussion over what conspired over the confiscation of his security personnel who have since be reinstated and vehicles  and his office workers who were transferred to other stations for openly supporting him even in social media platforms saying that those acts were uncalled for and wouldn’t deter him from his focus on leadership.

Maangi confirmed that the deputy president Dr. William Ruto will be in kisii on Sunday to witness the inogurationof the newly appointed bishop of Lutheran church of Kenya at itierio,bonchari in kisii county where he will have time also to meet leaders and share over issues affecting kisii county.

“Yes I can confirm that the deputy president will be here in Kisii county over the weekend on Sunday to attend the Lutheran church of Kenya at Itierio as he will be sharing with faithful who will be witnessing the procession that will be receiving the newly appointed bishop”, he said welcoming each and every person who wish to attend. 

Story By Brighton Makori and Gilbert Metobo

January 2020
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