Sonko had claimed there were those in government working behind the scenes to sabotage his ambitions/UPESINEWS
BY JOHN WERU AND KORIR JUMA,17TH MARCH 2017- Nairobi Governor’s race has taken shape following the move Nairobi senetor Mike Sonko, the former starehe member of parliament Bishop Margret Wanjiru and Dagoret south Denies Waweru presented their nomination papers to the Jubilee party headquarters in Pangani Nairobi Friday.
Sonko expressed confidence of clinching the certificate despite facing a serious challenge from the rest of the contenders and more so from the former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth.
“People should stop fabricating malicious propaganda; this is not the time to gamble with city residents,” he said, in reference to ‘hurdles’ he faced in getting a certificate of good conduct from the Department of Criminal Investigations.
“I have my academic papers ready and I have my KNEC certificate though I got an E in Mathematics, but I know how to count money.”
While making a reference to an Opposition Governor, whom he said that he “cannot even show his graduation gown,” Sonko said he is qualified and experienced enough to manage East Africa’s largest city.
He dismissed the Kenneth-led group as tribal saying his team represents the will of the people.
“No single community can clinch this seat. Nairobi is cosmopolitan,” the seemingly calm Senator said.
If nominated as a Jubilee candidate, he said his priority will help the down trodden and enhancing service delivery for all city residents.
Team Nairobi in a show of unity when they presented their nomination papers at Jubilee party HQs on 17th march 2017/UPESINEWS
Bishop Wanjiru said the team will remain united until they clinch the nomination certificate and subsequently compete against their opponents from other parties.
“We are going to show leadership in Nairobi,” she stated. “One of us will be the Governor of Nairobi, the other one will be the deputy and another Senator.”
She however indicated that there could be an early agreement on the positions available amongst them.