Miguna Miguna has picked his running mate. The Nairobi county gubernatorial aspirant picked James Gathungu, a twenty four year old man from Murang’a county. James Gathungu is a former student leader at Laikipia University.
James, should Miguna Miguna win in the August 8 poll, will be the youngest deputy governor. Popularly known for his political activism in Laikipia University, Mr Gathungu agreed to support Miguna Miguna’s bid saying that his manifesto is what Kenya needs.
”Miguna Miguna’s manifesto will propel development in the county, which will eventually place the region among top world investment cities,” he said. Gathungu, said he would support Miguna’s bid based on his integrity and governance background.
In 2015, Gathungu attacked Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria’s administration on issues regarding corruption and bad governance before he was roughed up at General Ihura Stadium on the eve of 2016.
“I have been a close friend of Miguna’s and he has been my mentor since I completed university. That is why I took up the offer,” he said. After he lost narrowly in Gaichanjiru ward during the Jubilee Party primaries, garnering 1,942 votes against the winner Elias Kariuki’s 2,100, Miguna approached him with the running mate offer.
He said they had a working structure that would transform the city and cause it to regain its lost glory through improved infrastructure and garbage collection.
“Nairobi requires a design to control flood waters mostly by enhancing water harvesting,” he said. “This would also act as a cure to the perennial water shortages.”