Independent presidential candidate Nazlin Omar. [Photo/The Star]
Independent presidential candidate Nazlin Omar. [Photo/The Star]

Independent Presidential candidate Nazlin Omar has said she has a better development record than NASA presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga and Jubilee candidate and current president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking on NTV’s Side on Wednesday, Omar said that she has a lot to offer the country owing to her experience and record of working to better communities.

“I have done more for Kenyans than Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta. I have launched projects in the villages that have gone a long way to improve the livelihood of Kenyans using my own money,” said Nazlin Omar.

“Due to my zeal and dedication, I have been fought by the government and my property confiscated by the government but I have stood strong.”

She noted that, if elected president, she would stick to one meal a day until all Kenyans have daily meals.

Nazlin Omar further stated that she would seek to fight corruption by repossessing the wealth of anyone implicated in graft and sack those found guilty in the first two weeks.

“The Jubilee government has been playing ping pong with the welfare of Kenyans by disregarding the plight of the common mwananchi,” said Nazlin Omar.

“This county needs change and I am better placed to ensure a turnaround in the ways things are done in government.”

She further stated that after the 2013 elections, she was tempted to join President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government but changed her mind after seeing the level of corruption and mismanagement of resources in government.

Nazlin ran for the same seat in 2007 but lost terrible, coming sixth with 8,624 votes. Mwai Kibaki was declared winner of the polls with Raila coming second, an announcement that sparked protests from several parts of the county.

The protests turned violent leading to the death of over 1,000 people with many others being displaced from their homes.

In 2009, Nazlin Omar accused President Mwai Kibaki of political witch-hunt suing the government for defamation, wrongful detention, defamation and harassment.

Omar sued the government for Ksh2 billion saying police stormed her house, confiscated her three range rovers and entered her name in criminal records.

Other candidates who are running for president include the incumbent Abduba Dida, Cyrus Jirongo, Joe Nyaga, Ekuru Okot, Peter Odeng, Michael Wainaina, Kennedy Mongare, Robert Juma, Japheth Kaviinga, Nixon Kukuboh, Joseph Musyoka, Erastus Nyamera, Stephen Owoko, David Munga and Peter Osotsi.

The elections will be held on August 8, 2017.

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