In Summary

  • The three candidates engaged one another in arguments devoid of name-calling and personal attacks.
  • Dr Koros said he would push for parking spaces out of Nakuru town in order to decongest roads.

Candidates eyeing the Nakuru governor’s seat on Thursday sold their agenda to voters during a debate organised by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

Mr Lee Kinyanjui (Jubilee), Mr John Mututho (Independent) and Dr Peter Koros (Chama Cha Mashinani) took part in the debate at Merica Hotel.

Senators James Mungai (Independent) and Ben Njoroge (Kanu) snubbed the event.

CIVIL
Mr Mungai’s running mate Stanley Karanja, who arrived moments before the kick off around 9.30am, was told to leave by debate organisers who told him it was exclusively for the governor candidates.

It was not clear why Senator Njoroge failed to show up.

The three candidates engaged one another in arguments devoid of name-calling and personal attacks.

CORRUPTION
They were questioned on their manifestos and what they intended to do in addressing water, sanitation, infrastructure and town planning challenges.

Mr Kinyanjui said his first assignment, if elected, would be to eliminate corruption in the devolved unit.

“Reduction of the large wage bill will also be top of my priorities.

"This county uses about 90 per cent of its money on wages,” the Jubilee candidate said, adding that Nakuru needed an incorruptible county boss.

RAILWAY
He also promised to involve residents in critical matters like budget-making.

“I will regularly address the county assembly. Public participation will be part of my leadership,” he said.

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