Governor Tolgos distance himself from Elgeyo Marakwet MPs’s dam threats

Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos

Days after four Elgeyo-Marakwet members of parliament threatened protests should the Sh21 billion dam projects be stopped in the wake of corruption allegations in the tendering process.

Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos has offered apologies to the President for seemingly disparaging remarks by four MPs concerning the phantom controversial Arror and Kimwarer dam projects.

The MPs – Daniel Rono (Keiyo South), Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East), William Kisang (Marakwet West) and Elgeyo-Marakwet Woman Representative Jane Kiptoo – warned that they would organise demonstrations against the government. 

On Monday, however, Mr Tolgos distanced the county from the MPs’ threats saying their remarks were not representative of residents’ position.

“If the Elgeyo MPs were irked by the perceived differences between the President and his Deputy Dr. William Ruto owing to the ‘Handshake’ between the President and former Prime Minister Rt. Hon Raila Odinga, instead of ranting they ought to have relaxed because Jubilee has mechanisms of resolving disputes within the Party’ he said .

Adding that , “It was very unnecessary for the MPs to mix 2022 politics with projects undertaken by national government in Elgeyo Marakwet county”.

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