Richard Ngatia has been endorsed by Kiama elders for Nairobi gubernatorial seat ahead of Jubilee nominations.
Richard Ngatia officially launched his candidature for the position of Nairobi governorship.
The event which took place in Kangemi on April,10,2022 attended by Supporters and politicians from different parties.
Ngatia who is the Kenya National Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) president was endorsed by the Kikuyu Kiama elders.
Ngatia said was committed to transforming Nairobi by making it a better place.
“My dream is to make Nairobi a place where everyone can do business effectively. This city controls 60 percent of our GDP,” Ngatia said.
He also promised to deal with Nairobi’s city cartels, who have ruled the city for the longest time.
He promised to engage with Matatu owners and operators to come up with policies on how they could collaborate to reduce traffic and bring order to the city.
“No matatus will be kicked out of CBD but in my administration, we shall sit and find a solution to end the traffic menace,” Ngatia added.
The Jubilee governorship candidate further indicated that if elected, he will work with the Kenya Revenue Authority to provide a tax exemption for small businesses.
He stated that small firms need to be cushioned, and he would also advocate tax policy improvements that are certain, convenient, and efficient, allowing taxpayers to pay taxes efficiently.
“We must have a conversation with the Kenya Revenue Authority to see how we can support these small and micro enterprises startups through waivers for at least 7 years before you start speaking to them about taxes.”
Richard Ngatia will now battle out for the Jubilee Party ticket with Governor Ann Kananu, and Businesswoman Agnes Kagure.
Senator Johnson Sakaja is the lone candidate from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), while Westlands MP Timothy Wanyonyi is the only candidate from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris, MPs Imran Okoth (Kibra), Anthony Oluoch (Mathare), Julius Mawathe (Embakasi South), and former Kibwezi MP Phillip Kaloki, as well as a number of city MCAs, were in attendance at Ngatia’s ceremony.
Ngatia’s endorsement comes before the Jubilee party begins its five-day nominations ahead of the August polls.