- Lobby said Nyoro has exhibited leadership that had put President Uhuru Kenyatta's home county on a transformational track.
- Nyoro has said he has an elaborate plan that will transform Kiambu to attain standards equivalent to Singapore and Hong Kong.
A youth lobby supporting Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition has cautioned Kiambu electorate against voting out Governor James Nyoro.
The group said the county needs to ensure continuity of transformative and sober leadership.
The Mt Kenya Youth Caucus members said Nyoro has exhibited leadership that had put President Uhuru Kenyatta's home county on a transformational track.
"Nyoro may not be playing the kind of politics that some may want to play for him to be visible among other candidates. Nyoro is an experienced manager who in his tenure has demonstrated that he has the ability and wilfulness to transform the county,” group’s chairman Linford Mutembei said.
Speaking at a press conference in Kiambu, Mutembei said Nyoro has something to show for the time he has been in office and warned it would be a grave mistake to replace him.
“He should be allowed to continue with the good work, failing which the county may find itself wasting over 15 years of devolution,” he said.
“A tour around the county, you will see massive transformation. From infrastructure, health, agriculture to water sector. Today, the county, after being a subject of public shame, is operating with dignity and that is what gives a government an opportunity to operate."
Mutembei, who has expressed confidence that Azimio presidential candidate Raila Oginga will win, said residents must ensure they have a governor who is allied to the next government.
Nyoro is the Jubilee Party candidate in the race. Others seeking the seat include Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi of UDA, former Governor William Kabogo of Tujibebe Wakenya Party, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria of Chama Cha Kazi, Mwende Gatabaki of Safina Party and Patrick Wainaina (independent).
Nyoro, Kabogo, Kuria and Wainaina are yet to unveil their manifestos but they are promising to turnaround the county in their campaigns.
Nyoro has said he has an elaborate plan that will transform Kiambu to attain standards equivalent to Singapore and Hong Kong.
He said he has marshall plans and a manifesto that is well-tailored to reconstruct the industries and the infrastructure sector to modern standards.
Edited by A.N