Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu has told off her critics saying they should let their track records speak for them.
The Governor was speaking yesterday during a heated live interview hosted by Mashirima Kapombe and Nimrod Taabu of Citizen TV’s Jamvi La Sema show.
During the interview, Kananu was hosted alongside Kwale Deputy Governor Fatuma Achani, who wants to succeed her boss Salim Mvurya, and former Kenyan ambassador to China Sarah Serem, who is seeking the Uasin Gishu Governor seat.
Kananu responded to various questions from Nairobians and Kenyans at large saying her track record from when she was at the Kenya Airport Authority, to the Nairobi county government’s chief officer in the disaster management department, acting Governor, and now a Governor, is open and clean and defines who a leader is.
“Leadership is inborn. Those seeking elective positions should come out clean and show us what they have done for Nairobians and not brainwashing the youth and the elderly with untold stories. Leadership is about integrity,” she said.
Answering a question from 50-year-old Adhiambo Auma, commonly known as Mama Msafii, who asked about the markets and fire stations, the Nairobi Governor told said the issue has been politicized but services are being rendered.
“We will soon launch those facilities and many more are coming up. Let’s not politicize projects that are meant to benefit mwananchi. I am where I am because of my great people of Nairobi,” Kananu said.
As she seeks to retain her seat on a Jubilee Party ticket, the Governor elaborated many projects she has implemented including the disbursement of bursary worth Sh590 million to needy students.
Nairobi City County, under her leadership, is set to construct state-of-the-art safe houses for Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) survivors in Nairobi at Mji wa Huruma.
Kananu said she is yet to name her running mate but intends to do so soon.
She will launch her manifesto which includes equipping all hospitals, building fire stations in all the 17 sub-counties, increasing revenue collection to guarantee uninterrupted services for Nairobi residents, rehabilitating and improving the road network, improving staff welfare at City Hall, among others.
“I thank the good leadership from NMS, executive, staff and assembly because it’s our good working relationship has culminated in quality services being provided,” said Kananu.