Oloosirkon/Sholinke’s first MCA, Daniel ole Kanchori has today officially declared his interest in 2022 Kajiado East Constituency seat race.
Kanchori, who first contested and won the newly created Oloosirkon/Sholinke ward in 2013, said on Friday: “It is now my time to move on and contest that parliamentary seat.”
The former MCA, who lost his bid to recapture his seat in 2017, said he decided to go for a higher seat so he can “bring in focused development”.
He said despite the constituency being endowed with diversified natural resources, the area of representation is worryingly lagging in terms of infrastructure.
“I am offering my candidature on the premise that if elected, I will focus more on development and the opening up of roads in rural and urban areas,” said Kanchori.
The former MCA, who is now the advocate of the high court, said he will also focus his energy on establishing the best schools in the constituency.
“I am not only talking about the best schools in the region only but nationally. We have enough resources that can enable us to build the best institutions of learning,” added Kanchori.
He said because of the proximity to the city of Nairobi, Kajiado East Constituency land can attract local and international traders.
“I want to turn this constituency to be an economic hub in Kajiado county. I want to create a friendly environment for doing business. Our people no longer depend on livestock alone as most have moved to real estate businesses,” said Kanchori.
The former MCA said landowners can lease their property to investors based on market numbers.
“They do not need to sell their property. I cannot encourage people to sell their ancestral property and yet they can lease out the same and make money,” he said.
Kanchori now joins a long list of candidates seeking the position of MP. Others are; Mary Seneta, Kakuta Maimai (ODM), Timothy Sayiore, David Parseina (Wiper) and Koin Lompo.