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September 22, 2018

Sonko pledges Sh150 parking fee, no charge for mama mbogas at manifesto launch

Jubilee Nairobi governor candidate Mike Sonko (Senator) and his running mate Polycarp Igathe during the launch of their manifesto, July 23, 2017. /JULIUS OTIENO
Jubilee Nairobi governor candidate Mike Sonko (Senator) and his running mate Polycarp Igathe during the launch of their manifesto, July 23, 2017. /JULIUS OTIENO

You will pay only Sh150 for parking if Jubilee's Mike Sonko is elected the next governor of Nairobi.

At his manifesto launch on Sunday, the Nairobi Senator also said vegetable vendors will not pay a single coin to do business in the city.

Sonko also pledged to put all poor Nairobians under free health cover, empower residents and make life affordable for all.

“We want a Nairobi all residents feel a part of. The current administration has neglected the poor, almost doubled rates and properties are grabbed left, right and centre,” he said.

Sonko promised to review contracts signed by the current administration and revoke illegal ones in his first 100 days.

"We will digitise service delivery, commit all senior staff to a code of accountability and audit all county properties," he said.

The aspirant further said he will develop affordable housing plans and provide incentives to investors in low-cost housing.

"We will professionalise and dignify the human resource in the health management and change the healthcare management system," he said, adding he will increase allocations to the sector.

The candidates pledged to establish traffic control command centres and give incentives to those interested in investing in high capacity buses.

Sonko also promised to provide additional signage, designate bicycle lanes and fully implement the Nairobi Metropolitan Decongestion plan.

He outlined seven properties that are key to solving residents' problems - governance and security, housing and settlement, education and health, traffic management and transport, environment and sanitation, job creation and social inclusion.

Read: Uhuru gives executive order for creation of metropolitan transport authority

Sonko's running mate Polycarp Igathe said they will engage with community-based organisations to introduce better garbage management systems.

He said their administration will work with partners to establish a recycling system and energy generation plant at the Dandora dump site.

The manifesto launch at the KICC was marked with pomp and colour. Guests included Jubilee politicians including Team Nairobi members Rachel Shebech (woman representatie) and Johnson Sakaja (Senator candidate).

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Also read: Don't worry, I am Mr Fix it, Sonko's running mate Igathe tells Nairobians

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