George Natembeya Picks Website As Campaign Tool

Former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has challenged Kenyans to embrace fundraising for aspirants to curb corruption

The COVID-19 Pandemic made technology a very critical platform in the dissemination of information. We will utilize this technology as we rally residents of Trans Nzoia to vote for us- George Natembeya

By David Musundi

 The Trans Nzoia Gubernatorial campaigns have taken a new twist, this time with a top contender for the seat choosing the website as a form of campaigning to directly convey his message to voters and influence the political debate.

Former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya who is the Azimio la Umoja’s Candidate for Trans Nzoia County says he has opted to reach out to as many people as possible many of whom he says may not have been paying attention to the forthcoming election.

He promised to prioritize prudent financial management practices during the campaign period to ensure that every shilling which will be channelled to his team is well utilized just the same way he would manage public funds if elected. He faulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC on the rules governing spending for gubernatorial candidates, saying it was unrealistic

‘’The COVID-19 Pandemic made technology a very critical platform in the dissemination of information. We will utilize this technology as we rally residents of Trans Nzoia to vote for us’’, he spoke during the launch. ‘’The website will enable us to reach well-wishers and supporters within Trans Nzoia and beyond to assist us in this journey. This is a common practice in most of the world economies’’, he added.

He becomes the first gubernatorial candidate in Trans Nzoia to use the website in his campaign which he says is funded by the commoners who own his cause to liberate the county from abject poverty. Mr Natembeya said it is high time that Kenyans needed to embrace the culture of fundraising for candidates seeking elective positions as a way of curbing corruption where some individuals use public funds to run their campaigns.

‘’ Electoral laws must be tightened to ensure public officers who are eying elective positions don’t divert funds to their campaigns as is the norm in Kenya today. Those who use their funds in campaigns steal to recover while in office’’, he noted. 

 He promised to prioritize prudent financial management practices during the campaign period to ensure that every shilling which will be channelled to his team is well utilized just the same way he would manage public funds if elected. He faulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC on the rules governing spending for gubernatorial candidates, saying it was unrealistic.

 He said voters need to be allowed to make their own decisions about whether or not they believe a politician’s statements isn’t necessarily a bad thing or good thing.‘’ Many falsehoods are being propagated against me in matters of finances, it’s not about me but the people who need to be allowed to make their own decisions at the ballot’’, he said.

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