– Sonko said the former Cabinet minister shared with him a wealth of experience on development of Nairobi city
– Gumo advised the governor to develop ultra-modern storey markets to help him decongest Nairobi’s CBD
– The governor said he would be visiting other former Nairobi leaders to seek more advice on how to move the county to the next level
Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has visited former Cabinet minister Fred Gumo to seek advice on how to run county affairs better and improve livelihoods of the city residents.
The county boss visited the veteran politician at his Nairobi home where they discussed a plethora of issues affecting Nairobians.
Sonko noted the former Westlands MP who has been keeping a rather low public profile since the 2017 General Elections shared with him his experience on when he was the minister for local government and chairman of city council commission.
“We discussed wide range of issues on improvement of the livelihoods of Nairobians. The former minister shared with me his wealth of experience in the historical development of Nairobi city county.
Gumo observed that Nairobi city county government needs to develop ultra-modern storey markets and also decongest the Central Business District (CBD),” the governor said in a Facebook post he shared on Sunday, June 23.
The City Hall boss described Gumo as one of the former heroic leaders who he would be visiting instead of seeking advice and guidance only from retired presidents like other leaders have been doing.
“I observed that there is need to visit former heroic leaders like Mzee Gumo instead of the current trend of always visiting former presidents like Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki only.
I promised to visit other former Nairobi leaders and ministers to gain their wealth of wisdom in running Nairobi City County for the betterment of all Kenyans,” he said.
The 74-year-old Gumo was once a member of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party and one of Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s close political allies.
He represented Westlands constituency in Parliament between 1994 to 2013.
The former MP , however, aggressively campaigned against his former party boss Raila during the 2017 General Election.
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