Nairobi politics have been intensified after the controversial Nairobi Senator, Mike Sonko presented his papers to Jubilee Headquarters and cleared ready to unseat the incumbent governor Dr. Evans Kidero .
Senator Sonko has been under pressure for he is said to be unfit to run the City conveniently even after presenting his academic papers and proved he’s a qualified candidate.
Sonko, on an interview on Citizen TV yesterday said he is the only candidate from Jubilee who can unseat Kidero having won the senatorial seat with over 800,000 votes. He read out his manifesto and outlined issues he will deal with when he gets into office including land grabbers in Nairobi.
The #TeamNairobi members, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Dagoretti South legislator Dennis Waweru, nominated MP . Johnson Sakaja and Nairobi senator Mike Sonko will have to support one candidate from the group to run for the gubernatorial seat. The other members will now be accommodated in various departments in the County after their victory.
Allegedly, Dennis Waweru is said to have bowed out the race due to the so called ‘lack of influence‘. The MP who was behind the push for registration of same sex association mid 2015 has not spoken on the same. Sakaja is also said to have stepped down in favour of a candidate from their group.
The entry of the former Gatanga MP and 2013 presidential candidate Peter Kenneth to Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat has raised issues in the Jubilee party. It’s said Peter Kenneth could be Jubilee’s favourite for Nairobi, something the #TeamNairobi members disagree on.
Dr. Evans Kidero could be laughing at Jubilee since they have not been clear on who will be his competitor,a similar situation in NASA which has not agreed on the flag bearer.
So who will unseat Kidero?