Vision 2030 director lost the gubernatorial race
08 March 2013, 17:17
Kenya’s vision 2030 director Dr. Wahome Gakuru lost his dreams of becoming the first governor for Nyeri County.
Gakuru who was running on TNA Party ticket lost to Nderitu Gachagua, the Grand National Union (GNU) party secretary general and former Mathira MP.
Gachagua managed to pocket 137 005 votes against Gakuru’s 126 298 votes.
Speaking after he was declared the winner, Gachagua said he wanted an administration that included all people from all walks of life.
He pledged to work hard in ensuring the county moves forward in terms of development.
Gachagua was the first candidate to declare his interests in the gubernatorial seat and began his campaigns three years ago.
Compared to his competitors who came in the lime light last year, the governor elect had enough time to sell his policies to area electorates.
His deputy is Francis Wamathai Githaiga who was running for Tetu parliamentarian seat but dropped his bid to be Gachagua’s running mate.
He holds a degree in Building economics from Nairobi University which he said will enable him manage the county resources.
During a recent governors debate at Green Hills hotel in Nyeri town, Gachagua said he will initiate more industries in the region to create more job opportunities for the youth.
Others in the race were Thuo Mathenge of Sabasaba Asili party who garnered less than 100 000 votes.
Thuo owns the Brade Gate poultry industry in Nyeri and the ongoing construction of Fairland University.
Scientist Mwangi Njururi Mutahi was also in the race on a Narc Kenya party ticket and garnered a handful of votes amounting to 4 000.
Cord’s candidate Githinji Wang’ondu was given less than 2 000 votes.
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