Fighting graft is a must, unbowed Maangi triumphantly returns to office

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Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi addressing the Media at His office on Friday Photo/Brighton Makori
Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi addressing the Media at His office on Friday Photo/Brighton Makori

Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi on Friday disputed reports that he is at war with Governor James Ongwae.

Maangi who made a triumphant entry into his office amid cold threats by ruling allies to lock him out  told the media that his fight against graft is unwaved.

“Who said there is bad blood between us” am not aware, as far as I understand we are working together well till 2022. Be assured that my fight against graft in Kisii County remains unwavering, the war must go on,” He said.

Maangi added, “As president Uhuru has constantly affirmed, all of us must be in this, we have a stake and so am no exception,”

Despite withdrawal of his office cars and some security, Maangi said graft is a cancer that is hurting the economy and must be eliminated.

Flexing Muscles against his deputy, James Ongwae recently deployed a number of his subordinate staff crowning it with a cabinet reshuffle.

Maangi said withdrawal of his office cars will not bar him from discharging his constitutional duties. He said with or without them he was still in office legally.

“Am I not in my office? Whether I arrived by my car or office car, constitutionally and legally am still the Deputy Governor,” stated Maangi.

He also said as among the Tangatanga leaders from Kisii he is ready to receive the Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday who is attending the consecration of Evangelical Lutheran Church South West Bishop Rev Omwoyo Mbaka.