Former Bungoma County Executive Committee (CEC) Member for Education Beryl Mutekhele has said that she is ready to battle with other aspirants for the position of Woman Representative in Bungoma as an independent candidate in the August polls.

Speaking to press in Bungoma town, Ms. Mutekhele noted that she decided to go the independent way because she wasn’t reday for political parties’ stress adding that she is optimistic of clinching the seat attributing it to her track record.

“The whole county is aware of what I did when I was the CEC for Education here in Bungoma during Kenneth Lusaka’s regime. I was able to take many students to school and pay fees for them,” she said, adding that some of the parents who she paid fees for them are still demanding her services.

Mutekhele added that in the current Wangamati Scholarship she is the one who came up with the idea that saw students from poor backgrounds get opportunities to access quality education.

“Current Wangamati administration should stop bragging much about the scholarship thing, the Lusaka administration was the one who came up with the idea,” Mutekhele noted.

She argued that given an opportunity to serve as the women representative, she will use the NGAAF affirmative action funds to sponsor PWD, youth, woman groups to run their businesses.

“As the country’s economy stands now, the youths need to be supported to open their own business because they are jobless,” she said.

Ms. Mutekhele said that she uses affirmative action funds to sponsor teen mothers to go back to school.

“The current Woman representative leadership has neglected our teen girls. If given an opportunity to serve in the same position, I will support them to go back to school to realize their set dreams,” she said.

She affirmed that her main aim is to ensure that Bungoma shines in Education.

However, Mutekhele said that when she was the CEC for education 2,000 teachers were employed by the county government of Bungoma after staying for long without jobs.

“During my regime as the county CEC for education I was able to create 2,000 employment opportunities that certificate and Diploma teachers are still enjoying,” she said, adding that they were employed on permanent and pensionable jobs.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of https://www.ktmn.co.ke KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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