Natembeya at a past interview. Photo Source: Standard Media

Boost for Natembeya as Agikuyu Community Endorse his Gubernatorial Bid

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Former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya’s bid to be the second Trans Nzoia Governor has received a major boost.

This follows an endorsement from a section of Agikuyu community living in the county.

The community led by county’s patron Ndura Koimburi said they chose to rally behind Natembeya because they trust he will take care of their businesses and other interests in Trans Nzoia.

Agikuyu Community Trans Nzoia patron Ndura Koimburi addressing the press on June 11, 2022.

On behalf of the Agikuyu community living in this cosmopolitan county, we have unanimously resolved to support George Natembeya to be our second Governor,” Ndura told journalists.

He also dispelled fears held by some of the business people that Natembeya will evict them from their work stations once he is elected and assumes office.

Natembeya has worked well with our community from the time he was a District Commissioner in the former Muranga district, what he did when he was the Rift Valley Regional Commissioner was only implementing a government directive,” he added.

Speaking at the event that was attended by hundreds of professions, women, elders and opinion leaders, Natembeya said his government will accommodate all communities living in Trans Nzoia.

Natembeya at a past political rally.

Trans Nzoia County is a small Kenya; all communities live here. If we form the next government, I will ensure that all communities get a share of all the opportunities,” he said.

Natembeya expressed concerns about the level of nepotism in the current regime.

My community especially Bukusu has been blamed that they have taken everything in this county. You find that the Bukusu’s who have been employed here are from Bungoma and the ones from Trans Nzoia are relatives, that’s nepotism,” he said.

The Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) candidate further noted that the County Public Service Board normally advertises for jobs only as a formality.

Trans Nzoia gubernatorial aspirant George Natembeya

I normally tell people not to apply for advertised jobs because you’ll only be escorting people who have been given appointment letters, what a shame,” Natembeya noted.

Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat has attracted six candidates who are looking for support from over 395,000 registered voters in 25 wards.

Political pundits however say it will be a two-horse race between Natembeya and Ford Kenya candidate Chris Wamalwa who is currently the Kiminini Member of Parliament.

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