Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has declared that he will run for Nairobi governorship as an independent after losing Jubilee ticket race to Mike Sonko.

Mr Kenneth on Friday said he was setting out to reclaim the city county from lack of leadership and poor management.

The former Planning assistant minister, who said he would unveil his running mate next week, will now face off with Dr Kidero of Orange Democratic Movement, Mr Sonko (Jubilee) and Mr Miguna Miguna (independent).


"Kidero has been a total failure and Sonko too has failed in his oversight roles,” he said at PK Hub in Westlands.

He said his priority will be to take Nairobi to "greater heights" by easing traffic and devolving services.

“I will devolve all functions such as health and garbage collection to constituencies for effective delivery,” he said.

Traffic jams, he said, will be a thing of the past within 18 months should he be elected governor.                       

“I will build underpasses and overpasses at the roundabouts to ease traffic jam," he said.    


Mr Kenneth also pledged to fight cartels that have been hatching and executing corruption schemes at City Hall, the county headquarters.

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