By Obegi Malack and Abdi Hussein
Former Kajiado County Governor David Nkedianye has ruled out supporting any gubernatorial aspirant in 2022.
Nkedianye confirmed his decision to run for the seat in 2022 during a breakfast meeting with International Exhibitor cum politician Dr. Solomon Kinyanjui in his Oloolua home.
He said he is seeking a formidable pact that will propel him to governorship in 2022.
The two “Doctors” are rooting for a political pact to oust the incumbent governor Joseph Ole Lenku
Nkedianye said he will not endorse any other politician for the post claiming he is the best suited to oust the Governor Lenku.
Kajiado East MP Tobiko is on record demanding Dr. Nkedianye’s endorsement.
The former governor raised a red flag on the county government, under Governor Lenku leadership over ballooned wage bill characterized by dozens of officers without job descriptions.
He faulted the devolved unit on corruption and poor services to electorates in the last three and half years.
“Our county is in the ICU in term of service delivery. It is a one man show government with the governor pulling strings. All county departments are dysfunctional. We must work together to rescue our county though an election process”, said Nkedianye.
Dr. Kinyanjui said he is ready to unite with development conscious leaders to spur growth in the county.
He said he met the former governor to discuss about county and national politics but they did not reach an agreement on who to endorse for the top seat.
“I have had meetings with governor Ole Lenku and Francis Meja, we politicians always meet to discuss many issues, the meeting with Nkedianye should not cause jitters,” Kinyanjui said.
Kinyanjui said he is still in discussion with his advisers on whether to run for the top seat. The meeting has caused jitters in the county since the two leaders are from cosmopolitan regions that command majority votes.
He urged leaders to shun divisive tribal politics not to polarize the county ahead of 2021 elections.