Former Rarieda MP and Siaya County Gubernatorial aspirant Eng. Nicholas Odero Gumbo has promised small-scale business owners in Siaya that they will not pay taxes when his administration will take over after the August 2022 polls.
Speaking during a fundraiser at Sega in Ugenya Sub-County where he was the chief guest among other leaders from the political divide to boost local businesses, Gumbo said his focus and energy will be on education through bursary and livelihood of the locals who have been suffering in the recent years.
“Siaya County is famous because of learned elites in various fields including Gumbo, We have 400,042 schoolgoing kids in the county, I am appealing for your votes so that when am in that office, no child will be sent for fees, I promise this, no small scale businesses will be taxed, it will come to an end ” Gumbo promised.
His counterpart and former Police Spokesperson Charles Owino was also present. The former lawmaker reached out to Owino so that they combine efforts to ensure they are elected in office come next year,
“My friend Owino is also here and he thirsts for what has been secured by Gumbo, Owino is a good man and he can make a good Governor but Gumbo can make a better Governor, I would like to work with Owino so that good and better make BEST Governor in Siaya” Gumbo added.
This was not digested peacefully by Charles Owino who laughed his lungs out. Earlier he announced his bid for the Governorship under the ODM ticket. Owino said it will not be an easy walk for Gumbo to defeat him in the race,
“I am praying and hopeful so that Hon Orengo to stick to his senatorial duties, automatically Gumbo will face it rough, It will not be fair game if we have President from Bondo, Governor from Bondo and Senator from Bondo but he is my friend you never know we may put our agreement into writing” Owino warned.
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