Kenya: Bobasi Residents to Push for Recall of MP Obiri Over False Road Promise

Bobasi — Residents of Bobasi constituency have announced plans to push for the recall of their local Member of Parliament over failure to tarmac the pathetic 20-kilometre Igare-Nyacheki road.

The residents who held demonstrations along the road last week said they will hold monthly demonstrations over the poor state of the road until their area MP Innocent Obiri visits the area.

Speaking on Wednesday at Igare shopping center after demonstrating from Matierio to Igare, they called on Obiri to honour his pledge of tarmacking the road or they commence a process to remove him from office.

The residents also claim the MP has allegedly deserted the constituency and demanded an audience with him failure to which they will start the process of recalling him. They resolved to seek an audience with the Ethics and Athi Corruption Commission over the tender to do the road.

“Upon confirming that the MP has failed to keep his promises and abdicated his role as our representative, residents of Bobasi will kick off the process of seeking his removal from office,” said Vincent Osero who read the resolutions.

Osero added: “Within three weeks, a team of representatives will visit the speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula to report Obiri’s perennial desertion of his responsibility by failing to visit the constituency for eight months while he is eligible for a weekly mileage to visit his people.

They also resolved to visit Kenya Rural Roads Authority and Cabinet Minister for Roads Kipchumba Murkomen over the poor state of the road.