Saturday, 27 October 2012

Naivasha businessman James Mungai joins race for Nakuru Senatorship

By Ann Kaguma

Naivasha businessman James Mungai has joined the race for the post of Senator in Nakuru County.
The trader who runs Maycorn Company that produces maize flour and animal feeds announced his candidature during a colorful ceremony in Ndabibi Naivasha.
During the prayer meeting, Mungai identified the resettlement of IDPs in the region as the biggest challenge facing the County.

Other areas he identified were unemployment among the youths, poor working conditions in the flower farms and the poor road work in the County.
Mungai who is vying for the seat on a TNA ticket said that it was sad that five years after the post election violence there were some people living in camps.
He noted that there were fears that the IDPs could be forgotten if they were not resettled ahead of the general elections.
“It’s sad that we have IDPs in camps at this time and we urge the government to be humane and resettle them before parliament goes on recess,” he said.
Mungai revisited the poor working conditions in flower farms around Naivasha noting that it was time their plight was addressed.
He promised that if elected as a Senator he would make sure that the issue of payment, working conditions and job security was addressed.
“Naivasha is proud for the flowers it produces but unfortunately the people behind this have nothing to show for it,”
He decried the poor road network in the agriculture rich area, lack of water and lack of jobs among the youths as the biggest challenges facing the County.
“This County is very sensitive all the leaders should preach peace ahead and after the election so that we don’t have a repeat of the 2007 violence,” he said.
The chairman Kikuyu council of elder Naivasha district Daniel Kigochi said that they had embarked on involving youths in peace.
“The post election violence was a big lesson to us and we are committed to peace in this region and we are united with other communities,” he said.

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