As Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago nears completion of his two terms, a resident has come out to appreciate his 10-year reign.
Mandago has been the county boss since 2013 when he was first elected governor on a United Republican Party (URP) ticket, before winning re-election in 2017 using the Jubilee party.
Michael Kirwa, a Uasin Gishu local says the 10 years that Mandago has been in charge, the county has witnessed positive development.
In a letter to the governor, Kirwa lists a number of key areas that have improved under Mandago’s administration.
“Thank you 10 times to represent 10 years of your term of leadership,” the local notes, in part of the letter.
“You have been an instrument of transformation to good people of Eldoret, roads network, security and job creation,” he adds.
Mandago is the pioneer governor of Uasin Gishu and has steered the county to several developments, one of them being the transformation of Eldoret town – which is now seeking the city status.
Aside from overseeing Eldoret’s growth, Kirwa has also listed a number of areas he describes as legacy that Mandago will be leaving behind.
He hopes to hand the letter – that contains his thanks and request to the governor during the Sunday, May 15, 2022, Uasin Gishu thanksgiving prayer service.
“I have your legacy in my hands, and therefore, I request your permission to adopt the following areas;
– Sosiani River
– Nandi Garden
– Sosiani Bus Park
– Kenya Forest Nursery,” Kirwa says, in a list he describes as ‘The Pride of Eldoret’.
And as he plans to hand the letter to Mandago, Kirwa is also hoping that one request from him will be allowed – to push the agenda of Daily 47 Jobs Creation and Kenya Debt Repayment.
“Given an opportunity to showcase the ability, talent and the leadership, I will appreciate so much and thank you sir,” the Uasin Gishu local says in the letter to the outgoing governor.
But even as Mandago’s reign comes to an end, he already has his eyes set for the Senatorial seat.
He won the United Demcratic Alliance (UDA) nomination ticket, and will now be flying the party’s flag in the August 9 poll.
With the official campaigns expected to start later this month, Kirwa is wishing him the very best.
“Uasin Gishu are happy indeed. I look forward to your feedback soon,” he says in the letter.