Kenya: Clergy Defends Ranguma

Kenya: Clergy Defends Ranguma

A SECTION of clergy has defended Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma over graft.

The Nyanza Council of Churches leaders yesterday said the allegations that Ranguma has only been employing people from Kisumu, Kajulu and Kano is untrue.

Some church leaders had earlier accused the governor of favouring people from these three clans in allocation of county jobs.

In a press statement, the council dismissed the accusations.

The council chairman Bishop Washington Ngede, Archbishop Julius Otieno, Bishop Walter Ang’enda, and Rev Eluid Ogendo accused their colleagues lying against Ranguma.

They said those who are spreading propaganda do not come from Kisumu county.

The leaders accused their colleagues of having vested interests.

“We don’t want strangers to ruin the good name our county enjoys,” Ngede said.

The clergy said Ranguma is a professional administrator.

“The governor is a visionary leader who has the interest of Kisumu people at heart,” the statement read.

They vowed to keep the county government on toes and guard against misappropriation of funds.

The clergy asked the county government to give first priority on pressing issues.

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