About Senator David Kuria Mbote
Mr. David Kuria Holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Nairobi.
He has worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Tangaza College of Catholic University of Eastern Africa, and was also the Business Development Officer at the Social Ministry Research Network Centre – somirenec, a leading anti-poverty Research and Development program in East Africa.
He has co-authored several books on Poverty alleviation and is very passionate about complete eradication of Extreme forms of poverty in the region. Among the books he has co-outhored include – Christians in Politics, Poverty alleviation in Nairobi Slums? and Social Ministry.
Indeed it is because of his passion and care for the poor, that the Senator is opposed to the current criminalization of people suffering from Tuberculosis – TB and HIV. He believes that TB is by and large a poverty disease since its transmission is most effective in conditions associated with the poor – such as overcrowding and congestion in public transport systems - matatus, poor and congested housing such as informal settlements and slums among other factors. Criminalizing HIV on the other hand impedes prevention programming, which only makes the pandemic spread among the people – again it is the poor who are most affected.
The Aspiring Senator had developed a business card which has not just his contact details, but also four main campaign promises that contract with the contract with the people. These Cards are free, and we call on every person in Kiambu to make every effort to secure one so that they can learn of the contractual promises with the Senator. These promises are:
- Access to Land and Housing
- Dealing with extreme forms of Poverty
- Centrality of Human Rights in Politics
- Elevate Kiambu’s Visibility in the Global Economy
Of these issues, the issue of land and housing is certainly most vexing for a majority of our people – especially young families. One of the main reasons why this problem persists is not only because the current crop of leaders does not know how to address it, but it is most especially because they do not care. One has to realize that our current political organizing is around people concerned about their own welfare and that of their family, as well as how they can advance politically, or retain their current positions of power.
It is not about the people or indeed how to solve their problems. It is hardly a wonder then, that every election time, the issues remain the same, the people remain the same, and our problems persist. BUT, my candidature is different and this is how – I am focused on addressing the problems facing every single person in Kiambu County. I have heard some say, “oh, but he has no family, how would he understand let alone, begin to address our problems?”
BUT, is that not exactly the uniqueness of my candidature? Is it not because I can wholly devote my time, resources, and networks to addressing these problems, that my candidature becomes beneficial to the people? Yet I would not run, merely on account of the unique characteristics of my candidature – I leave that to my opponents to talk about, and it is in any case of no benefit to the people.
The people of Kiambu have been leaders in many other areas – I believe we can show the world how well-reasoned poverty eradication strategies can work. But all this requires original and couregious leadership. It requires that someone who is 100% committed to the cause, Senator David Kuria Mbote provides this type of leadership. Give him your support, and urge your friends to join us in this noble cause.