Former Kiambu governor and Tujibebe Wakenya party leader William Kabogo on Wednesday said he would revive Kiambu’s lost glory once elected governor on August 9, elections.
He said this while on a campaign tour in Juja constituency where he visited several areas including Gachororo, Mung’etho market and the surrounding areas.
Kabogo said he will intensify his campaign activities to reach out to as many people as possible.
“We will start where we stopped in 2017 and am ready to reclaim the lost glory. I will place Kiambu on the international map as it was in our first term,” he said.
The former governor further called on his supporters to elect leaders based on their merit but not the popularity of political parties.
Kabogo said that the August elections will be determined by individual merit and capabilities of candidates, but not by a political party.
“August election will be mix and match and won’t be based on popularity of political parties. This time round, people will elect leaders who will be ready to transform their lives,” he said.
He promised to pay much attention to health care, education, the economy as well as infrastructure and security.
Kabogo is expected to face off with incumbent Governor James Nyoro, Thika town MP Patrick Wainaina, Senator Kimani Wamatangi and Former Governor Ferdinand Waititu who was impeached after being accused of gross misconduct among other charges.
The aspirants are expected to battle it out for the 1,180,920 Kiambu votes.
Kiambu county has 12 sub-counties – Ruiru, which has the highest number of voters at 159,337, Thika (147,761), Juja (114,761), Githunguri (99,384), Kiambaa (95,413), Kikuyu (91,157) and Limuru (87, 258).
Others are Kabete (85,446), Kiambu (80,730), Lari (76,655), Gatundu South (75,858) and Gatundu North (67,598).
These numbers are however expected to rise as the IEBC undertakes voter registration exercises across the country.