Former Water Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has launched her gubernatorial manifesto at Ol Kalou shopping centre, Nyandarua county.
She was franked by a mammoth crowd of thousands of supporters, Nyandarua professionals as well as grassroot mobilizers.
Kariuki is vying for the governor’s seat on a Jubilee ticket and she is expected to face off with incumbent Francis Kimemia among others.
About two weeks ago, a couple of popular Nyandarua artists led by Samidoh, Jose Gatutura, Dj Fatxo, Muthee Kihenjo and DJ Afro among others recently visited Jubilee party headquarters and assured Kariuki of their support in her bid to rescue Nyandarua County from poor leadership.
Speaking during the launch, Sicily said that she is the best candidate to take over from her competitor Kimemia whose government has been marred by numerous fights and corruption allegations from different bodies.
She said that once elected, her administration will tackle the issues of infrastructure and unemployment among the youth.
She lamented that the County has about 97 per cent of youths who aren’t employed yet they are educated.
The former CS further noted that she will ensure that the first job opportunities will be given to locals before outsourcing labour from other Counties.
“In Nyandarua County, we have a lot of problems that will be addressed by my government and I know I will deliver on what am promising,” she stated.
She further said that she will partner with the national government for the youths to be incorporated into the National Youth Service (NYS) as well as the police force.
On Agriculture, the former CS highlighted that most of the farm produce is rotting in stores due to poor roads especially during the rainy season due to poor infrastructure.
She assured that these will be things of the past as she will upgrade the road networks in collaboration with National government and NYS.
“My administration will partner with anyone who will add value to our County and within my 100 days in office, all roads network will be upgraded to the standards,” she affirmed.