Bishop Wanjiru dismisses Ngatia’s entry to Nairobi gubernatorial race

Saturday, January 1st, 2022 18:36 | By

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has dismissed the entry of Richard Ngatia to Nairobi County governor seat race as inconsequential.

Wanjiru, who has declared interest in the seat through United Democratic Alliance (UDA), said Ngatia was involved in Kenya Medical Supply Agency (KEMSA) scandal in 2020.

"We have seen people moving from one place to another saying they will be the next governor. It's sad that we have seen them moving everywhere while we still have KEMSA scandal alive.

"It's unfortunate that we lost lives to COVID-19 because these people stole the money for masks and drugs," Wanjiru said on Saturday.

Ngatia is the current president of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI).

Kenya National chamber of Commerce and Industry president Richard Ngatia.

"Let Nairobi residents be given a chance to elect their own leader. We don't want people being imposed on us," she said.

During the Azimio la Umoja event at Kasarani on December 10 last year, Ngatia said he would soon have an engagement with the people of Nairobi.

“Nairobi mpo…Nairobi mpo… Leo si siku yangu lakini tutakuwa na mazungumzo hapo baadaye ( Nairobi residents, today is not my day but we shall be having conversations later ),” Ngatia said.

Ngatia is no stranger to Nairobi affairs as he has been spotted with President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting County projects.

Westlands legislator Tim Wanyonyi, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and businesswoman Agnes Kagure have also declared their bid to succeed Ann Kananu.

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