Taita Taveta Governor Andrew Mwadime has regretted his decision to contest for the gubernatorial seat instead of defending his Mwatate parliamentary seat in the last General Election.
Mwadime stated that if given the choice, he would choose his former post in the National Assembly while speaking on the eve of a workshop on textile revitalization in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, on Tuesday.
“The governor’s position is too demanding, tiresome and besides that, the area I cover is just too large and the residents’ expectations are too high for me to fulfil unlike when I was a Member of Parliament,” said Mwadime.
The county executive bemoaned the fact that the funding provided by the government to his office is insufficient to carry out all the major projects he promised voters during the election campaigns.
“My county receives about Sh4 billion from the National Treasury which is not enough to cover the entire county in terms of spreading development projects that can transform the lives of people on the ground,” the Governor said.
Mwadime claimed that being in Parliament made his job easier since he could serve his entire area and promptly fulfill his election campaign commitments.
“The work of an MP is very good and enjoyable unlike the governor’s position which can give you sleepless nights due to the expectations of the people in all corners of the county and yet the resources are enough,” added Mwadime.
He, however, said he would do his best to deliver on his mandate despite the limited resources, noting that with time, he will get used to the new role.