Key issues took center stage as Machakos gubernatorial aspirants took on each other in an organised debate on Sunday night.
Clean, adequate and steady water supply has been a major problem people of the larger Eastern parts of Kenya have faced in ages.
Leaders seeking to succeed the outgoing Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua came up with different ways of how water problem will be fixed once they are elected in office come August in the general election.
On her, Rose Mulwa promised to benchmark from Nairobi Metropolitan Service and avail mobile water browsers for the supply of the vital commodity in the devolved unit of Machakos.
“If elected, I will borrow a leaf from NMS and make sure that there are water bowsers moving around the county supplying clean water,” she said.
Wavinya Ndeti, who is also vying for the same seat under the umbrella of Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition pledged to dig mega dams in every ward in Machakos.
“Working and bringing water to the people is a job I know and I will do very well. I’m going to put up a mega dam in every ward and a treatment plant.” She said.
Machakos Senator and UDA Chairman Johson Muthama vowed to stop water bodies pollution should he be elected governor of Machakos in the beckoning general polls.
“I will make sure Nairobi County stops polluting Athi River even if it means going to court ,” Muthama said.
Francis Maliti also pledge to dig boreholes in Machakos to overcome water shortage in the county.
“I will continue drilling more boreholes and ensure that those boreholes have water,” Maliti said.
In healthcare, aspirants also shared their different agendas with Francis Maliti promising performance contracts for Machakos healthcare workers.
“In my first 100 days I will ensure that all our employees are under performance contracts so that they can be able to account for the salaries they earn.
“To fix the healthcare system we have to move from curative medical healthcare to preventive,” Francis Maliti pledged.
Rose Mulwa promised to bring health centers closer to the people of Machakos; “If elected, I will make sure that level 2 health centers are near the people,” she said
On his Nzioka Waita said; ” I will make sure drugs are bought and reach the people in hospitals. My integrity speaks for itself, so does my delivery record; I have sat and administered government projects at the highest level and successfully delivered, for the president, the most aggressive infrastructure program ever seen in this country,” Waita said.