Controversial businesswoman Agnes Kagure has unveiled her five-point agenda which will form part of her manifesto as she formally launched her 2022 campaign bid for Nairobi gubernatorial race at Kasarani Stadium today.
She is keen on succeeding governor Ann Kananu.
To ascend to power, Kagure outlined her agenda for job creation, supply of clean water, good sanitation and reliable healthcare services, safety and security, establishment of new investments and deal with traffic jams as pillars that will guide her gubernatorial seat.
“I want to dedicate my life to improving Nairobi and move you from the city of lamentation to the city of jubilation,” she said.
The entrepreneur promised to create one million jobs if she is elected as the next Nairobi governor.
She also pledged to enhance safety and security which has been an issue in the county.
“My administration will ensure street lighting all over the county works and will collaborate with security apparatus to make Nairobi a safe place to live in,” she said.
On clean water, Kagure said she will offer Nairobians a clean water supply, good sanitation and reliable healthcare services.
Kagure said she will have a good working relationship with MCAs to ensure that there is a smooth business operating environment.
She will also facilitate the establishment of new investments including SMEs. “We will expand the horizon of opportunities to give Nairobians a platform to excel,” she said.
Kagure also promised to deal with traffic jams to ease movement in and out of the city.
“We have what it takes to transform our fortunes and turn our city into a haven of greater hope and shared prosperity,” she told the jubilant crowd.
Among those in attendance were former Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi, who said he was representing ODM leader Raila Odinga at the event.
“We are not fighting anyone, we just want to unite all the people,” he said.
Wachira Kiago, the National Chairman of the Kikuyu Council of Elders said after consultations, the elders had decided to back her bid for Nairobi’s top seat.
The elders pledged to contribute Sh2 million to help with her campaigns.
Besides Kagure, other candidates who have also declared interest for the county’s top job include: Governor Anne Kananu, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi, former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and Kenya Chamber of Commerce chairperson Richard Ngatia.