Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has announced that he will be running for second term for the gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate.
Making the announcement yesterday at his Kiambu residence where he was accompanied by his wife, Kabogo said that in recent weeks he has been approached by thousands of people to continue as the governor.
“Make no mistake, my silence over the last couple of weeks was as a result of a peace pact I signed and want to honour. The younger Kabogo would have handled things differently but now my thoughts turn to the good of the county, ” said Kabogo.
He told the press that there was a clear quest to stop his development agenda and subvert the wishes of Kiambu people.
“The elections we witnessed had very many flaws and it was evident across the country. The nomination exercise was highly driven by non-issues, ” noted Kabogo.
He however said that despite running on an independent ticket, he continues to support the Jubilee government. The governor urged voters to instead focus on development agendas of aspirants, citing that there is no challenge to his record and what he has achieved in Kiambu County.
Nominations results showed that the Governor was trailing his long term rival Ferdinand Waititu who won the Kiambu county Jubilee nominations beating him by a wide margin.