In a press address in the heart of Migori town, Peter Mijungu Member of Migori County Assembly for West Kanyamkago, vehemently refutes claims that he and other independent leaders are causing chaos within the Orange Democratic Movement party.
Frustration fills the air as Mijungu denounces the baseless allegations, adamant that his focus lies far beyond the party and its activities.
No longer tethered to ODM, he resolutely states his independence, calling for his voice to be heard on matters unrelated to the accusations thrown his way.
These sentiments arise in response to the claims made by Migori County ODM chair, Philip Makabong’o, who accuses independent leaders of puncturing holes in the party’s foundation.
But Mijungu dismisses such notions, revealing that his affiliation with ODM ended long ago when others treated the party like a Bodaboda Sacco, prioritizing their own interests above all else.
“I was elected on an Independent ticket after ODM denied me my nomination, despite my victory in the preliminaries,” Mijungu declares with conviction.
“They denied me the chance to run on their ticket, so I have very little to say about ODM.”
His words echo with a sense of disappointment, yet resolute determination.
Categorically, Mijungu asserts that his decisions, actions, and movements are entirely his own.
He refuses any association with political parties and finds no pleasure in engaging with ODM’s accusations.
For him, it’s about serving his electorates diligently, focusing on the needs of his county, and delivering on the promises he made during his campaign.
Amidst the political landscape, Mijungu finds himself at a crossroads with the emergence of a new alliance led by some MCAs in Migori County and Member of Parliament, Mark Nyamita from Uriri.
However, he swiftly dispels these ideas as mere propaganda. Instead, he emphasizes the necessity of collaborating with all elected leaders in the county to fulfill the aspirations of the people.
Allegations of skewed development in certain wards, including West Kanyamkago, have also surfaced.
Mijungu adamantly refutes these claims, assuring the public that the governor Dr Ochilo Ayacko was elected by the entire County and works for the betterment of all.
While financial constraints may present challenges, he firmly opposes the notion that any ward has been side-lined under the governor’s administration.
Mijungu also highlighted the fairness of the budgeting process, ensuring that resources are allocated to all wards equitably.
The weight of his words resonates, dispelling any notion of truth behind the allegations made against him and affirming his unwavering dedication to the service of his ward and county