Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa continues to receive support to contest for the Nairobi governorship.
Two central Kenya leaders also endorsed him, saying Wamalwa is up to the task.
Speaking on Wednesday during the commissioning of CDF-funded projects in Gatanga constituency, Athi Water Services Board chairman Wachira Keen and Gatanga MP Humphrey Njuguna Kimani said the minister is best suited to unite the city’s multi-ethnic residents.
“Contrary to popular belief, people from the Mt Kenya community are always willing to work with all communities in order to ensure meaningful development in the country and we believe Wamalwa is the best candidate to demonstrate that,” said Wachira.
Kimani also urged the Water secretary to help end water shortages in Gatanga.
Wamalwa however, said he will announce whether he would vie for an elective post next year adding that it was time for Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto and him to strengthen their communities.
He announced that President Kenyatta would soon commission a modern Sh5 billion water treatment plant in Kigoro.
Some of the CDF projects that the minister commissioned include two markets at Mukarara and Chomo and a new bus for Gatanga Primary School.