Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has admitted that it was not easy to retain his seat in the 2017 general elections. 

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Speaking during an interview on Ramogi FM on Wednesday, Mutua said that he retained the seat because of his performance scoreboard. 

The county boss said that the influence of the National Super Alliance (NASA) was strong in his backyard but the people stood with him to the end.

“Tides are changing in the political circles. I fought the NASA wave in Machakos in 2017 and truth is, my work for the people spoke for me. It was not the party affiliation or allegiance to certain people. Kenyans are smart, they can decide to vote in the right people,” he said.

The second-term governor also said that he is committed to changing the lives of Machakos residents before the end of his tenure in office. He also urged old politicians to pave way for the youths to take over leadership positions for better service delivery.

“The generational change in leadership should not be something the older politicians fear. Handing over the baton of leadership is necessary. It is time and we are ready to take Kenya to the next level. We cannot be at the foundation stage forever,” Mutua added.