Anne Waiguru interacts with one of her supporters during a voter registration campaign in Kirinyaga. [Photo/Courtesy]
Anne Waiguru interacts with one of her supporters during a voter registration campaign in Kirinyaga. [Photo/Courtesy]

Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has highlighted several issues that she wants to fix if she becomes Kirinyaga governor.

Ms Waiguru stated that her government will work tirelessly to fulfill the dream of the Kirinyaga people and encourage investment, value addition and the expansion of the existing infrastructure among other expansion policies.

“I will form an all-inclusive government that will restore sustainable growth to our underdeveloped county and devoted to make Kirinyaga County the hub of development,” she stated.

Anne Waiguru is set to face off with several other aspirants including incumbent Joseph Ndathi and Kirinyaga Central MP Gachoki Gitari for the Jubilee ticket, with political analysts playing up her chances of clinching the ticket.

While Ndathi has been widely criticized for apparent underdevelopment in his four years as Kirinyaga governor, Ms Waiguru has been perceived as better placed to change the face of Kirinyaga owing to her development record as Devolution CS.

As Cabinet Secretary, Ms Waiguru was credited with the launch of Huduma centres countrywide which have helped deliver public service at the grassroots, even receiving a UN innovation management award.

She is also hailed for re-launching and rebranding of the National Youth Service program to make it focused on imparting skills to the youth and earning them income.

During her countywide voter registration campaign, Ms Anne Waiguru expressed her willingness to better the living standards in Kirinyaga County if elected governor and roll out several development projects in the education, business, health and infrastructure sectors.

She has also sought to encourage the people of Kirinyaga to register as voters before the February 14 deadline by offering free transport for those living far from registration areas.

“It is paramount that everyone who is eligible to vote registers as a voter and takes part in the elections so that you can elect the leaders they want. It is also important to register as members of Jubilee party for you to be able to participate in the nomination process,” Ms Waiguru told a jubilated crowd.

Ms Anne Waiguru was also the only aspirant who was available to receive President Uhuru Kenyatta over a week ago when he made an impromptu visit of the county.