Kara in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation, held a series of gubernatorial candidates debates to provide a platform for county residents to engage the candidates and get their commitment on key service delivery priorities.


In addition, the debates provided the candidates with an opportunity to share their vision and plans for the county and hence enable electorates to make informed decision when electing a governor for their respective county. Four debates were held in Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, and Homabay. The discussions focused on key service delivery issues that are of interest to County residents. These were: Land and physical planning; Housing & Urban Development; Transport and Infrastructure; Youth and Employment; Health, Water and Sanitation; Public Participation; County Governance; Trade and Finance.

The issues and commitments made at the debates were documented and the next step will be to engage the elected governors to ensure that the issues and commitments are prioritized in their service delivery plans. Kara appreciates the various Resident Associations who organized debates for their local leaders (MCAs and MPs) and we encourage you to sustain the engagement and ensure that the leaders are held accountable on their promises.