Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu Mwenda has said all Nairobi Gubernatorial Aspirants must undergo integrity tests to ensure the county remains in safe hands.
Kananu said the integrity tests must be made mandatory by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) before clearance to compete in the August polls.
“People who handle public funds must be transparent and have good governance skills,” she said.
Speaking in Riruta ward in Dagoretti South on Tuesday, the Governor announced her intention to defend her seat on a Jubilee ticket under the Azimio la Umoja coalition, saying she has projects to complete.
“We have unfinished business. We have to complete the development projects we started and continue improving the lives of Nairobi residents,” she said.
Consoling fire victims at Kabiria area, Kananu said her disaster management plan, once fully implemented will mitigate the fire disasters that occur in Nairobi.
“As you know, the plan involves construction of new fire stations in all the 17 sub-counties in Nairobi,” she said.
This will ensure quick response to fires and possible rescue of lives and property, she noted.
Ex Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru supported the mandatory integrity tests for governor aspirants, saying good plans for Nairobi residents will only come from leaders of integrity.
Waweru, who is seeking to re-election on a Jubilee ticket, stated that public resources must be guarded absolutely.
“That is why I support the proposal to have IEBC only clear those who have undergone mandatory integrity tests and passed,” said Waweru.
During the visit, Governor Kananu donated foodstuffs and other essential items to the Kabiria fire victims.
The fire tragedy happened last Thursday and left 61 families homeless.
Dogoretti South sub-county administrator Edward Musuni said the cause of the fire is still unknown as investigations continue.