Former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti has expressed his commitment to empower the people of Embu County if elected governor in the general elections expected next year.
He believes he is best suited to inherit governor Martin Wambora next year and serve as the second governor of the county of Embu to steer the development agenda even further.
Kivuti says his plan of making the county food secure and growing its economy through a robust water provision program is still valid and only waiting to be activated when takes the position of leading the people of Embu as the county CEO.
Addressing the residents recently Kivuti has kept on reminding them that his plan of initiating four major dams in collaboration with other stakeholders like the national government will ensure that the entire county is food secure and also export the produce to other parts of the world.
‘My dream and plan of having four major dams one at Thuchi, another at Rupingazi , a third at Kamumu and Thabana rivers will provide enough domestic and irrigation water to all corners of the county to enable my people to grow themselves as well as grow others’ Kivuti said.
In a past interview, Kivuti revealed that his interest in politics was driven by numerous calls from his people who admired his commitment and a sense of development as portrayed by his good performance in the private sector.
He is praised for running one of the best land survey and planning companies in Africa, Geomaps, which is credited for planning big cities like Kigali in Rwanda and others.
‘ In my childhood, I have never thought of joining politics until when my people in Mbeere came calling and pressurized me to represent them in the National Assembly, this is the time I came face to face with numerous problems facing my people that need a committed leader to save them.
It’s a mission of transforming the lives of the people and not occupation as many people think’ Kivuti told The Eastern Newspaper.
In the last general elections, the former legislator lost to the incumbent governor Martin Wambora who is serving his last term as governor. ‘After a long process of contesting the results through courts, Wambora and Kivuti agreed to bury their hatchets and unite to serve the people of Embu County as they prepare for the next general elections expected next year.
The two leaders have found themselves in the mix of transition politics and the county level and also nationally where Kivuti is focusing on county politics as Wambora who was recently elected the Chairman of the Council of Governors tries to position his bid in national politics. Residents of Embu will be electing a new President and a new Governor.
Kivuti a close ally of Governor of Meru Kiraitu Murungi has found himself in the mix of Mt Kenya East politics where the latter is forming a party to split from the bigger Mt Kenya region while Wambora has found himself wanting support from both his people in Mount Kenya East and also the brothers and sisters from the other parts of the mountain.
Both politicians are widely consulting and strategizing to secure positions when the next governments will be formed at the county and national levels.