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If it was not for court cases, I would have done more for you, MP Nzengu says

Barely seven months to the next General Elections, Mwingi North MP Eng Paul Musyimi Nzengu (Malili) has outlined his manifesto to the electorate. 

Mwingi North MP Paul Nzengu alias Malili speaks during a past event. Photo/FILE

The first term MP is banking on his development record in projects spread across the arid and semi-arid constituency of 145,000 people.

The constituency has perennially battled drought and poor infrastructure. The MP claims it has poor literacy levels but doesn’t provide evidence.

In his accountability report showing how he used the National Government Constituency Development (NGCDF) funds for four years, Malili says he put up security and administrative infrastructure such as AP lines, construction of classrooms, roads, buying school buses and providing bursaries to 34,175 learners worth Sh140Million.

Malili says that one of his biggest challenges during the first term in office was a court case where immediate former MP John Munuve took him to court after winning the 2017 elections.

“The first year was predominantly taken up by the court cases that started in the Kitui High Court and ended up in the Court of Appeal in Nairobi. God is good in all cases, we emerged victorious except that useful time was lost for no good reason”, he says.

Incomplete projects

He has listed at least 48 ongoing projects that he hopes to complete if re-elected. The projects are in Tseikuru, Kyuso, Mumoni, Ngomeni and Tharaka Wards.

In 2018, MP Nzengu appeared before Kitui Resident Judge Justice Lillian Mutende where he argued that claims that he used witchcraft to win August 8, 2017 General Elections were not true.

Former MP Munuve had alleged so. Malili regarded the claims as malicious.

“As a Christian I know what witchcraft is and means. It is evil according to the Bible.

I have never engaged in any form of superstition”, he told the court hearing his election petition.

Munuve was represented in court by lawyer Eric Mutua.

Munuve had served as a Wiper MP before switching loyalty to vie on Jubilee ticket which was unsuccessful.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was the longest serving MP for Mwingi North.


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