By Andrew Ombuni
Nominated MCA Jackline Okanya is sending early signals that she is determined to grasp the Mumias West parliamentary seat from the current lawmaker, Johnson Naicca.
Going by his recent activities in like the ward based football tournament and constructing houses for the poor and vulnerable families as well as providing sanitary pads for school going girls, then Mr. Naicca and former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa should prepare to face the iron lady in the 2022 parliamentary polls.
On Monday, Ms. Okanya continued with her philanthropic work. She supplied iron sheets towards the construction of Samuel Obare’s house in Ikarie village, Eshihaka sub location in Musanda ward within the constituency.
“It feels good to be a solution to God’s people. Am constructing houses for several needy families in Mumias West. I have my agents on the ground who upon receiving information of someone not having a house, they assess the situation and we act immediately,” Okanya told County Splash in an interview.
According to Okanya, the current leadership has failed to live as the per expectations of the electorate and therefore she was bringing on board solution based leadership for the people of Mumias West.
“This should not be misconstrued that am engaging in early campaigns as electioneering period will be in 2022. A good leader does not wait for elections to start working for the people in exchange of votes. Am just trying to put a smile on the faces of my people with the little resources I have,” said Okanya.
She called on other leaders in the area to join hands with her and work for the people.
“You don’t need to have a political seat to work for the people. You are a leader in your own sphere of influence and when we pull the little resources we have, we shall live a big impact on the ground,” said the nominated MCA.