The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in Makueni County has cleared five candidates to vie for gubernatorial seat in three day exercise that was carried out at Wote Technical Institution.
Among the candidates who have been cleared include David Wambua Masika (ODM), Patrick Mweu Musimba (independent), Emmanuel Musau Mutisya (UDA), Anderson Kaloki Mwanza (Independent) and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior (Wiper).
The IEBC County Returning Officer Maurice Raria cleared Masika and Musimba on Saturday and Mutisya and Kaloki on Sunday and Kilonzo (Jnr) on Monday respectively.
Speaking to the media on Monday after being cleared, Kilonzo who is also the Senator Makueni said that his first priority will be to complete incomplete projects like Ukia-Emali road among others.
He said this will help farmers in the area to transport their farm produce to the markets to ease their suffering hence ensure they get maximum profits from their produce.
At the same time, he will also ensure Thwake dam is completed to provide water to the residents to do irrigation and domestic use hence alleviate the perennial shortage they have been experiencing over time.
“My priority is to ensure the incomplete projects like Ukia-Emali road to enable farmers to transport their produce to markets,” he said while addressing the media after being given the go ahead to vie by IEBC.
On his part, Professor Mutisya will ensure the perennial water problem is addressed besides providing subsidised fertilizer to farmers to step up food production in a bid to improve food security in the county.
Consequently, he said that he will also ensure the people of Makueni get connected to electricity in their homes.
“If I am elected, I will work with the national government to make sure every house in Makueni County is connected to electricity. I will also provide subsidised fertilizer to our farmers to boost agriculture production,” said Mutisya while addressing the media at the Wote Technical Institute.