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Senator Kang’ata pledges to transform Murang’a county if elected governor

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021 16:03 | By
Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata. PHOTO/Courtesy
Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata. PHOTO/Courtesy

Murang'a senator Irungu Kang'ata has pledged to transform the county should he be elected the governor in the forthcoming general elections.

Kang'ata said he shall formulate policies that shall facilitate better structures in government and enhance service delivery to the people.

Top on his list, he said, would be health, agriculture and infrastructure which he says shall help improve the livelihood of the residents.

"The residents here have been suffering due to poor health services and lack of drugs in the public hospitals but I will rectify this if I clinch to the seat," he stated.

"I have been organizing a series of medical camps in various parts of the county to take the medical services closer to the people who cannot afford to go to the hospital," he added.

On agriculture, he said he shall ensure that farmers get their right dues from their produce saying he shall have a county by law on minimum return guarantee price for dairy, coffee and avocado.

"Murang'a is an agricultural county and farmers should be earning better returns from their products but they are not able to due to poor policies," he remarked.

Kang'ata who has already declared his bid for the gubernatorial seat exuded confidence that he shall beat his rivals.

For the past few weeks, the senator has been meeting grassroots leaders who shall be his agents to lobby for his support.

He said he has been focusing more on wooing residents from Murang'a South saying there has been a tussle between Murang'a North and South on which side should produce the next governor.

"The people from South have been adamant that they must produce the next governor since the incumbent comes from North where I also come from and that is the main reason why I am spending a lot of time there to woo them," he noted.

He however said he is trying to shed off the notion that the county is divided into two saying once a governor is elected, he should serve the entire county.

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