With ten months to the next general elections, prominent businesswoman Agnes Kagure has emerged as the most preferred Nairobi City County gubernatorial female aspirant in the latest opinion poll.
Kagure who belongs to “Team Handshake” was ranked more than 15 points ahead of former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru in the opinion poll conducted by Mizani Africa that sought the opinion of Nairobi residents on who they would like to lead them.
It was a major endorsement for Kagure who has been conducting a strategic campaign to shore up her chances of leading the country’s most important county that also hosts the Capital City and seat of government.
Kagure has been big on the youth agenda, spelling out innovative strategies on how to empower the youth with skills and enhance government support to ensure they reach their potential.
She believes says if elected governor and with her experience and business acumen, she would ensure there is a conducive government-private sector collaboration, which she noted would enable the private sector create millions of jobs.
Kagure believes that when properly supported, the private sector can create millions of employment opportunities that will have a big impact on people’s livelihoods and the economy.
“With a conducive government-private sector collaboration, the private sector can rise to the occasion and create millions of employment opportunities that will have a direct impact on people’s livelihoods and on the country’s economy,’’ said Kagure.
As a business owner, Kagure says the business community is keen on working with leaders responsive to the plight of workers across all levels, and those with a sound economic plan that accommodates everyone.
The positive ranking of Kagure also shows the strong desire of Nairobi residents to be lead by an experienced business leader; a departure from populist politicians who have run down the county.