Nairobi Gubernatorial aspirants put to task in debate

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The Nairobi Gubernatorial aspirants during the debate, including Governor Evans Kidero(far left) and Dr Miguna Miguna (second left)
The Nairobi Gubernatorial aspirants during the debate, including Governor Evans Kidero(far left) and Dr Miguna Miguna (second left)

Gubernatorial aspirants in Nairobi County held a heated interactive debate to sell their ideas and manifestos on the plans and strategies they have for the people of Nairobi County.

The debate which brought together stakeholders from different organizations across the country including the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) and the residents of Nairobi County was meant to bring to light the plans the six gubernatorial aspirants have for the people of Nairobi.

Dr Miguna Miguna together with other aspirants accused the current Nairobi county governor Dr Evans Kidero of failing to deliver fully and instead has misused the funds meant for the development and progress of the county.

“The county is currently performing poorly economically because Dr Evans Kidero is in the forefront in mismanaging the taxpayers’ money,” stated Miguna.

In his defence, Governor Kidero responded to the allegations saying that the County government is working closely with the national government to make sure that an enabling environment is created to enable the people of Nairobi to have a conducive environment to transact their daily businesses. He added that a good number of structures for hawkers are being erected in major spots within the central business district (CBD) which will help in reducing the number of hawkers moving in and out the CBD.

“We are in the process of setting up stalls for our hawkers where they will be operating from. This will contribute largely in decongesting the city,” alarmed Kidero.

He added that a good number of those stalls have been completed and are even occupied while a few others are nearing completion and will soon be occupied by the people.

In attendance were the Nairobi gubernatorial aspirants Godfrey Wanyoike, Michel Mutinda and Macharia Kamau. Jubilee party aspirant Mike Mbuvi Sonko and his counterpart on an independent ticket Peter Kenneth failed to appear.