Miguna’s 10-point promise as Nairobi Governor


I have announced my candidature for the position of Governor for the Nairobi County in the 2013 general elections. I will be contesting as an independent bipartisan candidate.

On September 1st, 2012, I delivered my resignation as an ODM life member to the Secretary General of the party, Hon. (Prof.) Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and copied the same to the Registrar of Political Parties, as required by law.

My candidature is premised on:

1.Tackling the unemployment rate, especially among the youth, which shamefully stand at 65 percent by creating opportunities through increased, efficient and accountable revenue collection, the initiation of massive infrastructural development and effective and skills-oriented youth training and employment programs.

2.Proactively and systematically instituting and implementing systems aimed at eliminating grand corruption that siphons more than 60 percent of the DGP thereby releasing the recovered funds and those saved from theft for employment and other development initiatives.

3.Constructing the largest solid waste management system in Africa. We will build modern sewers, collect and incinerate garbage, initiate aggressive beautification programs by reserving spaces for public parks and recreational facilities throughout the county.

4.Rehabilitating existing roads and rail systems and building new light rail mass transit routes, a subway system and a public bus system in order to address the transportation gridlock in the county.

5.We will significantly lower the crime rate through aggressive community policing, intense intelligence gathering, and more focused and well-trained and professional County Security service; and by sharing intelligence with other law enforcement agencies and by creating safety through more employment opportunities and accelerated infrastructural development for the youth. We aim to reduce the rate of armed robberies by 70 percent, homicides by more than 80 percent and theft of public resources by 100 percent.

6.Eliminating the housing crisis in Nairobi by constructing modern and affordable housing through new technology, partnership with financial institutions and development partners and the introduction of a Nairobi-based mortgage scheme for people with modest means.

7.Nairobi suffers from an acute shortage of high quality public health facilities, which are adequately staffed and resourced. We intend to build enough modern health care facilities to mitigate this problem.

8.We will ensure that all Nairobi residents have access to high quality schools, colleges, institutes and universities, since we believe that education is the cornerstone for prosperity.

9.Throughout my life, I have fought against all forms of discrimination and injustice – discrimination based on race, colour, ethnicity, gender and religion. My administration will transform Nairobi into a fully tolerant, all-embracing and multicultural community where there is a thriving culture of democratic discourse; where all the rights and freedoms enshrined and entrenched in the Constitution are respected and upheld.

We will introduce a new leadership that doesn’t tolerate tribalism, nepotism and sexism.

10.I have been part and parcel of the movement for progressive change in Kenya since my youth. I was part of the struggle for the reintroduction of multiparty democracy and the ratification of the new constitution. I am committed to its implementation.

This is our minimum 10-point program!


(Miguna Miguna is a former advisor to the Prime Minister and author of ‘Peeling back the mask; a quest for justice in Kenya)

10 Replies to “Miguna’s 10-point promise as Nairobi Governor”

  1. Everyone has the same plans for Nairobi. No one ever implements them,so I dont see how different any of the candidates will be

  2. Yes we could give you the opportunity but Miguna as your genuine friend permit me to tell you these:-
    a.) Doing things requires money and it is up to the owner of the money not the user of the money.
    b.) In Kenya to be voted in requires numbers. As a Kenya what i can tell you is your agenda doesn’t sell so easily. The voters in Nairobi are still so dumb even if we pretend that we are super informed we are no different from those in the most rural place in Kenya….We vote our own, we take money for votes and we don’t like paying tax but we ask the senior servants to pay.
    c.) So many of us still believe in Rhetoric.
    d.) As a public we don’t understand where we want to arrive and how to do so.

    I will advise you however to be strategic and try to stay in the light that you can get enough votes to be voted in then you can implement what is good for us Nairobians which also happens to be your dream… It takes strategy! It doesnt matter for someone who wants to help the helpless fools of Nairobi…even if you have to join ODM or PNU..this i will tell you if we met one on one its strategy! Get there then do the right otherwise you will never get there.
    We commonly forget that liberal societies like in Canada , it took them hundreds of years to develop the democracy and independence that we so eagerly yearn for.
    As fAfricans lets be patient and develop step by step…America is thousands of years while kenya is in its 40s-50s!

  3. migooner!u have lived in Canada all through!you dont know ma hustler na sufferer wa nai.how will you help a people your lifestyle and theirs aint same?you aint a leader!please look for other people to betray and trait!and peel more masks back!

  4. yap,you can make a good leader.we need people like you who can willingly and strongly condemn cases of corruption,selfishness and impunity which have demolished our nation.

  5. Ok, you seem to prove smart remembering the time of releasing your book ‘peeling back the mask’, and now the declaration that you will vie for Nairobi governorship. The promises you are presenting are not new to Nairobians, it would have been better if you could have mentioned what you did for them during your good times at the PM’s office. The construction of modern sewers and building of solid waste management plant are all super good projects aimed at conserving the nature and environment and also as a unseen diseases prevention measure but what did you do concerning the same then when you had the PM and the Nairobi Mayor at your disposal?
    The country is headed to the county governance, a slow start of decentralization of services meaning urbanization will also reduce with time, if more and modern housing is successful, what will you do to keep the investment viable and to maintain tenancy.
    Crime could be as a result of either underutilized minds, unemployment, or idleness, instead of involving the community in policing matters, what else can you do to leave the assignment to the police on payrolls and allow the public to do the errands peacefully, and guaranteed of security. This Community policing is the mother of Mungiki, Tarban, Kamjeshi, jeshi la mzee, youth for KANU ’92 and we all know the price we pay back to this gangs. Let the police work be left to the professionals not only in Nairobi but in the whole country.

    You have nothing to curb water shortages, power outages, means to promote businesses, intention to increasing factories, industries, and Go-downs, to include sports as a profitable career, ways to streamline public transport sector, formular to include the public in social and economic decision making process?

    Mr. governor YOU need to expound on the needs of the Nairobians to prove to them you understand their needs and wants and you are ready to progressively tackle them together

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