David Gikaria is the MP elect Nakuru Town East.
Gikaria of UDA garnered 30,810 votes against his closest competitor Joel Maina Kairu of Jubilee Party who garnered 25,165 votes.
Dr.Julius Kariuki who contested the seat on independent candidature got 5,284 votes while Benson Mwangi of independent candidature also got 4,696.
Isa Okello of ODM got 3,535 votes, UDM’s Abdirahman Ismail got 2,230 votes while Grace Karuga of KANU got 858 votes.
Speaking at Nakuru East sub county tallying centre at Kenya Industrial Training Institute Nakuru on Thursday after he was handed certificate, Gikaria called on his competitors to join him in making a better Nakuru Town East constituency.
He also lauded IEBC for conducting a free,fair and credible elections.
“I want to say that it has not been easy but I must thank IEBC that for the first time it has conducted free, fair and credible elections.I also take opportunity to thank my competitors and call on them to join me hands in serving the people of Nakuru Town East constituency” he said.
Gikaria will now be serving his third term.
He was elected for the first time as MP Nakuru Town East constituency in 2013 on TNA ticket.
In 2017 he successfully defended his seat but on Jubilee party ticket.
He will now be serving his third term as UDA Lawmaker.
Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria has faulted Nakuru MCAs for failing to come up with proper policies to govern Bodaboda operators in Nakuru’s CBD.
Gikaria says the operations of stages in town falls under the county government and the MCAs have a big role to ensure that there are proper policies in place to govern the same.
He said the Bodaboda sector has employed many youths and has continued to contribute greatly towards economy growth hence should not be taken for granted.
“The sector is key as it contributes to the economy. But again I blame the MCAs in Nakuru for not coming up with proper policies and even engage the governor since all town operations and stages fall under county government” said Gikaria.
Addressing media in Nakuru after Bodaboda operators within Nakuru’s CBD raised concerns over what they termed as harassment by security officers, Gikaria was categorical that the matter should be solved amicably.
He revealed that he together with Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama had held a meeting with the Nakuru County Police Commander Tito Kilonzi over the matter.
“MP Arama and I have met with County Police commander over the issue and we hope to find amicable solution” said Gikaria.
The Nakuru Town East Legislator also revealing that they will have a meeting with County Commissioner Erastus Mbui on the same.
The MP was however optimistic that there will be reduced crime since the inception of Kazi Mtaani program in Nakuru East and Nakuru West sub counties.
He once again sounded a stern warning to a few individuals using the Bobaboda sector to cause havoc through criminal activities.
“The few using the Bodaboda sector to cause crime will be dealt with” said Gikaria.
The National Government’s Kazi Mtaani program is already transforming lives in Nakuru Town East and Nakuru Town West Constituencies.
This is according to the area MPs David Gikaria and Samuel Arama respectively.
The duo addressed media at in Nakuru Town on Friday lauded the National government’s program saying it will go long way in addressing challenges facing youths.
The said the program has already improved livelihoods of many youths who were jobless.
Arama revealing that already 3000 youth in both the two municipality constituencies have benefited from the program that was started to cushion the vulnerable during this covid-19 pandemic.
“We want to laud the President for coming up with this program that is now transforming lives of our youths” said Arama.
The vocal Legislator also stating that the program has seen crime drop in the slum areas of Kaptembwa and Rhonda.
Sentiments echoed by Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria.
Gikaria reiterating the words of President Kenyatta that time is now for development.
While citing the Nairobi metropolitan city,the MP said the same should be replicated in Nakuru.
“We stand with the President on matters development.We have seen what he has done on Nairobi Metropolitan and we look forward to the same in Nakuru” said Gikaria.
The duo have vowed to continue supporting the President’s Big 4 agenda.