Outgoing National Irrigation Authority chairman Engineer Joshua Toro has declared interest in the Murang’a governorship seat in the August 2022 general elections.
Toro says he is well experienced to prosper the county’s economy to higher heights arguing that he has the much-needed expertise to lead the people of Murang’a.
“I am an experienced civil servant and ready to serve the people of Murang’a as their next governor. I will prioritize infrastructure growth, education and health,” he said.
Toro was however non committal on which political party he will join saying he is consulting widely before making the decision.
The former Kandara MP is the recent aspirant to announce his gubernatorial bid in the already crowded race.
Others who have declared their interest to succeed governor Mwangi wa Iria include Jamleck Kamau, Moses Mwangi, Irungu Nyakera, Joseph Wairagu and current senator Irungu Kang’ata.
Toro asked the people of Murang’a to elect a leader who is trusted and experienced in matters governance.
“When I was assistant minister for roads, I ensured roads were built in various parts of the country. If the people of Murang’a give me a chance, I will work towards improving local infrastructure as roads among other forms of infrastructure to accelerate development,” he added.
He thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for giving him a chance to serve at the National Irrigation Authority, saying many water projects under his leadership have been implemented in many counties.
“The work that I have been doing in the authority will be replicated in Murang’a, if the locals give me a chance to lead them. Funds set aside for devolved units if well utilized and without corruption, can initiate various development projects,” he added.
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