Former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma has opened up on why he lost in the 2017 general elections.
According to Ranguma his efforts to safeguard and restore public property did not sit well with cartels who made sure he lost the elections.
However, the ex-governor now says he is back to clinch the county’s top position to protect public assets that were at risk of illegal transfers.
“I want to safe guard and restore public’s assets and property that risk illegal transfer to individuals,” he said.
I want to stop the hemorrhage of public funds and do away with corruption that is threatening KisumuRanguma
“I know this has not been reported widely, but believe you me this was the reason I was removed,” furthered Ranguma.
Ranguma will be battling ODM’s Anyang’ Nyong’o, independent candidate Shedrack Okindo among others on MDG party ticket.
Speaking during a media briefing on Sunday, Ranguma wooed Kisumu residents to give him another chance to complete the development projects he initiated in his first term.
Ranguma further pledged to fight corruption which according to him is threatening the growth of county’s economy.
“I want to stop the hemorrhage of public funds and do away with corruption that is threatening Kisumu,” he said.
He went ahead to state, “I believe you have all seen and read the auditor general’s report, this report tells you what is happen in Kisumu.”
Ranguma is expected to present his papers to IEBC for clearance on Monday, 6th June.