Kang’ata nominates a university don as his running mate

Murang’a gubernatorial aspirant Dr. Irungu Kang’ta has nominated a university lecturer as his running mate in the forthcoming general elections.

On Saturday Kang’ata, at Gatura area of Gatanga Sub County, announced Dr. Winnie Mwangi to take up the position of deputy governor if he becomes the next county chief.

The UDA aspirant becomes the third to nominate a lady running mate after Jamleck Kamau (Jubilee) and Irungu Nyakera of Farmers Party.

Dr. Mwangi is an expert in Land Economics and Planning and has been a lecturer for more than 20 years in the University of Nairobi.

Kang’ata said with her experience, Mwangi would help to tackle land issues which have been a thorn in the flesh to many families in Murang’a.

He noted that only three out of ten Murang’a residents have genuine title deeds and thus if they manage to succeed county leadership after August 9, problems facing land would be well taken care of.

“Murang’a County has many land problems ranging from succession and lack of title deeds. Mwangi will come in hand to help needy families to solve succession cases and help locals have land ownership documents,” he noted.

“My running mate will also help in education considering she has been a lecturer for many years. She will improve the education standards of our county,” added Kang’ata.

The Senator further observed that the department which gives building permits has been marred by corruption saying Mwangi would help to streamline issuance of needed permits and boost quality construction in the county.

“Corruption in the construction industry has locked many investors from the county. Mwangi has promised to modernize issuance of building permits where applications will be done on digital platforms. This will attract many investors,” said Kang’ata.

Appointment of the running mate, Kang’ata said, was a way to have balance in representation from different parts of the county saying in the next county administration, he seeks to have every region in the county represented.

On her part, Mwangi thanked Kang’ata for having trust in her saying together they would advance development in the county.

She stated that with her expertise in land matters, she would be instrumental in addressing land challenges that have continued to cause family differences leading to loss of lives.

“Land has been a cause of many family conflicts in our county and once we get into power, we will address the succession cases among other related problems so as to ensure our people live peacefully,” she added.

Kang’ata is among other six contestants who are battling to succeed governor Mwangi wa Iria. Others include Dr. Moses Mwangi (Safina), Jamleck Kamau (Jubilee), Irungu Nyakera (Framers Party), Joshua Toro and Michael Gatango (ANC).



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