SENATOR ENOCH KIIO WAMBUA (2017): Expression of Interest
I thank God for the opportunity to be a candidate in the 2017 elections. I offer myself for election as the second Senator (under the new constitutional dispensation) of Kitui County in 2017 fully aware of the challenges that lie ahead; indeed prepared for the challenges. I am not ignorant of the nature of our politics where big money and empty sound bites easily sway the vote. I am not ignorant of cases where people with criminal records ride on political waves into office for the sole purpose of protecting ill-gotten wealth and laundering their names. But let us face it, politics based on money, sound bites and political waves is evidence of failure of imagination; it is an outdated brand of politics that would surely tear the beautiful county of Kitui apart.
I come to you in peace and humility asking for your support; asking you to join hands with me to work together to build a county we can all be proud of. In me you get the positive change in political leadership that you have been waiting for; a leadership where everyone is someone and all dreams are valid.
I must disabuse Kenyans of the misplaced notion that the Senate is the retirement home for ageing politicians. On the contrary, I am a firm believer that the Senate is the seat of power for the true Champions of Devolution, Equity and Social Justice. I am ready on day one to sit at the Senate and champion the shared ideals and aspirations of the people of Kitui County. I am ready on day one to build partnerships with local, national and international agencies to bring additional resources to supplement budgetary allocations to Kitui County to fast-track development. You will find overwhelming evidence in my track record that I will live up to every promise I make.
I do not seek to be your master. I seek to be your facilitator on the farm, in the classroom and lecture theaters, in your business and everywhere the office of the Senator would be required to make your burden lighter. Where I am unable to deliver, I will be frank to admit inability or failure; but my office will endeavor to suggest and/or provide alternative solutions. Standing with Enoch Kiio Wambua to be Senator of Kitui County in 2017 is a stand in favor of positive change; the change you want to see.