Independent candidate for Nairobi seat and flamboyant businesswoman-cum politician Agnes Kagure has partnered with activists and various community workers to avail business opportunities to downtrodden people in Nairobi’s estates as well as other micro, small, and medium business entrepreneurs in Nairobi.
The business Magnate whose candidature has remained a topic of interest stated that opacity around business opportunities in the county governance setups has disadvantaged locals to miss out life-changing opportunities where mandatory 30 per cent opportunities slated for youths and women don’t reach out to many due to lack of information
“Opacity around business opportunities within our governance setups has made many deserving people miss out on life-changing opportunities. It’s a fact that even the mandatory 30% opportunities meant for youth and women don’t reach many deserving people due to a lack of information, often by the design of a few wayward officials”
Agnes Kagure posted.
She acknowledged that information is a powerful tool for empowering youths and women and this has forced her to partner with activists, community organizers, and workers who are willing to help in the task of empowering locals.
“Information is a powerful tool for empowering our forgotten mashinani populace, and I’m happy to keep consulting with information activists, community organizers, and workers who are willing to help in the task of empowering our people by first, providing factual information on the opportunities available for growth, and how to make good use of them”
She is seeking to wrestle other candidates for Nairobi gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate, a decision she is said to have arrived at following Jubilee’s shocking hand-picking of its candidates, a move that brought about the candidature of Polycap Igathe.
Other candidates in Nairobi race includes Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidate Johnson Sakaja, and Kenneth Nyamwamu who is vying on a little-known party.