KANU’s Surprise Candidate to Face Off With Jubilee in Nairobi

Betty Adera during a past humanitarian function.
  • KANU has unveiled the star of the KTN reality show Madam President Betty Adera as the party’s aspirant in the upcoming Nairobi gubernatorial by-elections slotted for February 18, 2021.

    The reigning Ms President Nairobi was unveiled by the party during a conference held by the party’s leadership on December 30, 2020.

    Adera is expected to face off against several other contestants especially a Jubilee candidate after the ODM party pulled out of the race to back Jubilee’s candidate.

    Betty Adera during a past humanitarian function.

    The move by KANU, however, subverts prior reports that centred around proponents of the ‘handshake’ and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) backing one particular candidate for Nairobi’s top seat.

    KANU already has a coalition agreement with Jubilee and was widely expected to follow in ODM’s footsteps in supporting the ruling coalition’s candidate. 

    Adera is a multi-award-winning humanitarian both locally and internationally, for her contribution to society on a global scale.

    She is a public health specialist by profession, specialising in public health policy and financing and she is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in the same field.

    The mother of two is the patron of the Young Women Forum in Africa, she is a Global Icon Award winner by the Passion Vista, and is also an honouree of the humanitarian award by the World Peace and Diplomacy Organisation. Adera is also the national ambassador for clean content, awarded to her by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB).

    Adera in her remarks pledged to work with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in delivering service for the people of Nairobi.

    “I will endeavour to work very closely with the leadership of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to build wealth creation and security through homeownership for Nairobians,” Adera stated.

    She assured quality and affordable healthcare for all, especially women in the county.

    Adera assured support for the empowerment of young mothers in the county and will ensure they are educated.

    The party further expressed their gratitude to ODM Leader Raila Odinga for pulling out of the race to allow Jubilee to determine the county’s leadership.

    Betty Adera and KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua during her unveiling as KFCB's Clean Content National Ambassador on February 26, 2020.
    Betty Adera and KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua during her unveiling as KFCB’s Clean Content National Ambassador on February 26, 2020.

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