The race for the Kajiado gubernatorial seat has taken a different turn after Daniel Nina Livondo officially launched his bid for the Kajiado County top job on a Party of National Unity (PNU) ticket.
Livondo who launched his campaign at Illasit in Kajiado South said that he decamped from the Jubilee Party and shifted gears to PNU over what he termed as fear of not so fair nominations.
He however expressed confidence that he will become the second governor of Kajiado County. Livondo said that top on his agenda if he gets elected will be to ensure that Kajiado gets a University and enough colleges like many other counties in the country.
“ It’s a shame that Kajiado County has scarcity of institutions of higher learning yet even previously marginalized regions have institutions that they can take pride in,” said Livondo.
He said that having more institutions of higher learning in the region will provide not only quality education to the youth but will also be a great source of employment for Kajiado residents.
Livondo who was accompanied by PNU party leader, Peter Munya, took a swipe at the incumbent County leadership for alleged discrimination in employment and unfair distribution of resources.
He has maintained that Kajiado County is a cosmopolitan and leaders must therefore shun divisive politics. He pledged to ensure fair distribution of resources and equal employment opportunities for Kajiado residents.
Livondo who emerged first runners up in the 2013 Kajiado gubernatorial race, urged his supporters to trust his leadership one more time adding that this time round, he will get them to the proverbial promised land.
The Council of Governors Chair and PNU party leader, Peter Munya, has described Ole Nina Livondo as the man fit for the job but the legitimacy of this claim is a puzzle that only the Kajiado electorate will solve.
Critics have also argued that the failure of the Jubilee aspirants to settle on one candidate will only fragment votes of Jubilee supporters in the county and give an easy win to ODM’s David Nkedianye.