Economy, fight against corruption to shape Nairobi governor race – CAP poll

Saturday, March 12th, 2022 15:07 | By

Management of the economy, eradicating corruption and unemployment have been cited as key issues that are likely to determine who the next Nairobi governor will be, a new poll has revealed.

A poll done by Center for African Progress (CAP) showed most city residents were unhappy with the current leaders in the city, saying they have been unable to address the teething problems.

According to the poll, which was done between March 6 and Marcg 9, most residents said life has been extremely expensive for them especially with increased food prices.

"Living in Nairobi is not a walk in the park. Life is expensive and most residents are feeling the pinch.

"The reality is that they have been unable to meet the cost of living.They are now looking for a leader who will address their concerns" Onchari Ayieyo from CAP said.

Interestingly, the poll also established that 60 per cent of Nairobi residents were unhappy with Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS).

The body, formed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, in 2020 has approval rating of 30 per cent.

"Most residents say NMS has not given sufficient publicity to their projects while some Nairobians think NMS is just there to facilitate theft," Ayieyo said.

The race has attracted several candidates including businessman Richard Ngatia, the incumbent Governor Ann Kananu, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Westland MP Timothy Wanyonyi, Senator Johnson Sakaja, and Agnes Kagure.

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