Agnes Kagure Launches Nairobi Gubernatorial Bid


Kagure who announced her candidature at the Kasarani indoor arena today also revealed her five-point agenda for the city.Agnes Kagure pledged to create atleast 1 million jobs if Nairobians give her the governor job.Kagure pledged to enhance safety and security which has been an issue in the county.

Kagure said she will have a good working relationship with MCAs to ensure that there is a smooth business operating environment.

She’ll facilitate the establishment of new investments including SMEs. “We will expand the horizon of opportunities to give Nairobians a platform to excel,”

Promised to deal with traffic snarl-ups to ease movement in and out of the city. Alot of income is lost and time when stuck in traffic jams.

Kagure is joining a crowded race as she seeks to become one of the few female governors in the country. Among those who have announced their intention to vie for the governor seat are Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi, former Dagoretti MP Dennis Waweru, and businessman Richard Ngatia.

A poll was done and found Kagure ahead in a race that is reduced to just her in the handshake side and Bishop Margaret in the UDA side. She gets 49% of the vote against Wanjiru’s 43%.

In a bid to repair Nairobi’s bad image, Kagure said that county employees will be trained on customer service. She also pledged to clean up city hall, by getting rid of ghost workers.

The businesslady received backing from Kikuyu elders led by Wachira Kiago, the National Chairman of the Kikuyu Council of Elders. They pledged to contribute Sh2 million towards her campaign.

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