, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 9 – Political activist Miguna Miguna says he has what it takes to be the Governor of Nairobi County, a seat that is attracting a lot of interest by the day.
Speaking during an interview with Capital FM News on Monday, Miguna declared his intention to run for the gubernatorial seat in the 2017 General Elections and stated that he will trounce his competitors soundly.
He indicated that he will deal with the garbage menace in the county as well as break cartels within City Hall which hinder its operations.
“For someone like me, the moment I come into an office you know the cartels will just take off. I mean, they will just take off. They were not in my office when I was working with the former Prime Minister,” he said. “Even when I go to a meeting and the cartels are there, they just take off. They leave and wait until I am gone then they come back with their bags to meet with other people.”
According to the controversial Miguna, his non-partisan interests make him the person best suited for the Job as a governor.
“At least my history is very clear. I went to the University of Nairobi… I was a student leader, I opposed corruption and mis-governance and dictatorship at that time, I got kicked out, jailed, kicked out and then I went into exile. Then clearly you can see a trajectory of a leader. This others, where did they come from?”
Other individuals who have declared interest for the top include Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru and former health minister in the Nairobi County Government Evans Ondieki.
Following a meeting with over 200 women groups from Nairobi, Waiguru had indicated she will be seeking to be Nairobi Governor in 2017.
Ondieki had also explained that if elected, he will focus on rooting out graft which he says sets back the County Government’s agenda for Nairobi residents.
He said that he realises that there are going to be several candidates and nobody can stop them because it is their democratic right.
He stressed that if elected into office, he would ensure that the challenges encountered within the county government are dealt with expeditiously.