Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu issues foodstuffs to the victims of fire at Kabiria area in Dagoretti South on March 22, 2022. Kananu added that all Nairobi Governor hopefuls must undergo integrity tests to ensure the county remains in safe hands, she also maintained that her intention is to defend her seat on a Jubilee ticket under the Azimio la Umoja coalition, saying she has projects to complete/GPS
NAIROBI (GPS) MARCH 22, 2022
All Nairobi Governor hopefuls must undergo integrity tests to ensure the county remains in safe hands, Governor Ann Kananu has said.
Kananu said the integrity tests must be made mandatory by IEBC before clearance.
“People who handle public funds must be transparent and have good governance skills,” she said.
Speaking in Riruta ward in Dagoretti South, the Governor announced her intention to defend her seat on a Jubilee ticket under the Azimio la Umoja coalition, saying she has projects to complete.
“We have unfinished business. We have to complete the development projects we started and continue improving the lives of Nairobi residents,” she said.
Consoling fire victims at Kabiria area, Kananu said her disaster management plan, once fully implemented will mitigate the fire disasters that occur in Nairobi.
“As you know, the plan involves construction of new fire stations in all the 17 sub-counties in Nairobi,” she said.
This will ensure quick response to fires and possible rescue of lives and property, she noted.
Under her stint as the Chief Officer in the Disaster Management department, she oversaw the construction of three fire stations in Ruaraka, Kangundo Road and Waithaka.
Former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru said good plans for Nairobi residents will only come from leaders of integrity, supporting the mandatory integrity tests for governor aspirants.
Waweru, who is seeking to reclaim the seat on a Jubilee ticket, said public funds must be guarded absolutely.
“That is why I support the proposal to have IEBC only clear those who have undergone mandatory integrity tests and passed,” said Waweru.
During the visit, Kananu donated foodstuffs and other essential items to the Kabiria fire victims.
The fire tragedy happened last Thursday and left 61 families homeless.
Dogoretti South sub-county administrator Edward Musuni said the cause of the fire is still unknown as investigations continue.
Over 20 MCAs accompanied Kananu and declared support for her re-election bid.
She officially assumed office last November after taking over from former Mike Sonko in an acting capacity officially.