Monday, 3 September 2012

Kidero meets slum dwellers of Mathare slums

Kidero during the tour
By George Millah and Jirongo Luyali in Nairobi
Nairobi county governor aspirant Dr. Evans Kidero has insisted that the number of public schools and hospitals is fewer especially in slums where the population is high.

While speaking during a meet the people tour in Mathare 4A during the weekend, he lamented over the bad state of sanitation citing that the drainage system is poor and people have endured the stench which can easily cause diseases.

“You have suffered a lot in the past years and we can't allow this to continue hampering your life’s, ill ensure that this is done away with once am elected in the office within my first six Months" he says.

He also added that the rising number of children is an indication that the government should step in and increase the number of schools and that Mathare alone requires about 5 public schools.

On the issue of unemployment, Kidero has affirmed that he will create opportunities especially for the youth to gain self employment as job opportunities continue to become fewer day by day. 

Similarly, while stating that he will vie for the governor’s seat on an ODM ticket, Kidero has pledged that he cannot issue empty promises and will only do what he is able to. Deliver.

'' Many have promised in the past they will do this or that but my principle is that I shall do the much I can to elevate you to another level but tackling serious issues like health, Education and security," adds he.

He has urged the people of Mathare to turn out in large numbers and vote for him during the nominations so as to have an edge over the rest of the competitors.

On distribution of national resources, Kidero has promised that if elected as Nairobi governor in 2013, he will ensure that all constituencies under his jurisdiction receive an equal share of the national revenues.

He has however vehemently refuted the formula of funds distribution by the Commission on revenue allocation saying that Nairobi has to get a minimum of 25 billion as opposed the 11 billion.

With 25 billion, he adds that will all wards in the county will be able to receive KSH 600 million for development.

Dr. Kidero also said Kenyans must pay tribute to the constitution by electing their leaders free from any other consideration that ability.

He exuded confidence that ODM Party will form the next government and assured the electorate that he will support Raila Odinga as a candidate for presidency since Odinga has been on the forefront for the clamor of reforms in the country.

“The PM has what it takes to lead the Country, Kenyans should vote for a reformist who has fought a lot to ensure that we move forward economically and democratically,” Said Kidero.

He was accompanied by ODM local Leadership several Youth and Women representatives within Starehe Constituency.

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