The Star (Nairobi)

19 December 2012

Kenya: Ford Party Says It Was Ignored in Jubilee Deal

FORD People has accused TNA of leaving it out of the Jubilee Alliance when it was formed two weeks ago. Party leader Henry Obwocha said the party has opted to field its own aspirant for the Nairobi governor seat after it failed to reach deal with TNA.

"We have decided to field Eric Mokua, a former senior banker, as the party's candidate," he said.Obwocha, who was accompanied by Mokua, was speaking in Narok town yesterday after a visit to the Maasai Mara.Mokua pledged to reclaim the "lost glory of the city" to make it one of the best business hubs in East and Central Africa.

He said he will create an investor friendly city by computerising licensing to reduce bureaucracy. "I have rolled out my blue print for Nairobi. I will tackle infrastructure, education, insecurity, health, environment, economy, unemployment, corruption and tribalism," said Mokua.

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