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I am best candidate for governor because I’m rich – Senator

Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti has appealed to voters in  Embu county support his gubernatorial bid because he is best suited to develop the county owing to his vast wealth.

Mr Kivuti argued that he is already wealthy and will prioritise on development instead of misappropriating county funds.

He said Embu county has little to show for the billions of shillings it has received for the past four years.

The Senator made the remarks at Kairuri Stadium on Sunday where he was installed as an Embu elder,

Mr Kivuti defended his tenure as Senator, saying he played his oversight role well.

He revealed that he has been donating his salary to fund education of needy students from the county.


“I didn’t get into politics for my selfish gain or to gain wealth, I want to serve people at a higher level. I have been donating my salary to the less fortunate and will continue doing so,” said Mr Kivuti.

The senator also lashed at his competitors who were using the tribal card to win votes, saying Embu county is cosmopolitan.

He criticized incumbent Governor Martin Wambora for not delivering on his promises due to the low amounts set aside for development.

“We have received close to Sh23billion but there is nothing to show for it. That amount is enough to transform the county if it is used for development,” he said.

Also present was his running mate Emilio Kathuri and Manyatta parliamentary aspirant Gitonga Mukunji.