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Sonko pushes manifesto launch to July 23

By Josphat Thiongo | Published Mon, July 17th 2017 at 12:40, Updated July 17th 2017 at 12:45 GMT +3


Nairobi Jubilee governorship candidate Mike Sonko has pushed his manifesto launch to Sunday, July 23. The senator failed to launch his manifesto on July 16 in order to let the country give their last respects to the fallen leaders.

In a statement to newsrooms, Sonko said it was only right to let the country heal before he could embark on his ground-breaking launch. The launch, which is set for July 23, will be attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, among other Jubilee Party members.

An interim manifesto dubbed the 'The Problems of Nairobi County: Chronicle of a City Mismanaged,' outlines how Sonko and Igathe plan on fixing the city problems. Key among their projects is building of 47 new hospitals to address the current congestion.

Sonko, who is seeking to unseat his rival and incumbent governor, Evans Kidero, said his manifesto would deal with issues such as health, housing, land, traffic jams, schools, water and sanitation. He also promises to reduce business fees for traders as well as licenses if elected on August 8.

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