Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo will contest for Kiambu’s top seat in the August general polls.
This is after wider consultation with the residents, who believe he will address challenges facing them.
“Many people have been reaching out to me, and I was born to serve the people,” Kabogo said.
Kabogo promised to contest the seat on Tujibebe Wakenya Party ticket.
“The Tujibebe Wakenya Party will have candidates across the country, and I am one of the contesters in Kiambu county,” Kabogo said.
“The party has met all the requirements and complied with the law. The officials have also assured me that the nominations will be free, fair and credible.”
Other leaders who have expressed interest in the coveted seat include incumbent James Nyoro, Thika town MP Patrick Wainaina, Senator Kimani Wamatangi and Ferdinand Waititu among others.
“I have widely consulted my people on the ground and they want me to be their next governor of Kiambu and I have accepted,” Kabogo said.
He said that he will traverse the whole of Kiambu County talking to the people on the ground seeking their blessings.
The county has 12 sub-counties. Ruiru has the highest number of registered voters at 159,337, followed by Thika (147,761), Juja (114,761), Githunguri (99,384), Kiambaa (95,413), Kikuyu (91,157) and Limuru (87, 258).
Others are Kabete (85,446), Kiambu (80,730), Lari (76,655), Gatundu South (75,858) and Gatundu North (67,598).
The aspirants are expected to battle it out for the 1,180,920 Kiambu votes with each gunning for the highest percentage of votes in populous constituencies.
The incumbent James Nyoro during the Azimio la Umoja event in Thika Stadium drummed the support for him to be elected.