According to a national bureau of statistics county report, only six per cent of West Pokot residents have secondary education — 38 per cent are educated up to primary level while 55 per cent have no formal education.
Only three per cent use electricity. A further 24 per cent use lanterns, and 25 per cent use tin lamps. Only 27 per cent have sanitation facilities.
Yet the highest allowances were paid to MCAs in West Pokot who received Sh238,564 each.
Instead of allocating huge awards to themselves in sitting allowances why doesn’t the county government improve education, sanitation, food security and electricity?
VERONICA ONJORO, Mombasa