Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has vowed that he will not drop out of the City governor race saying he will seek other options if he is forced to quit for a “preferred” candidate.
He, however, welcomed any politician willing to join Nairobi politics adding that no
one should be branded a stranger or an outsider in the city.
“I will not drop for anyone for Nairobi governor race; I will go all
the way to the ballot,” said the senator.
Sonko speaking to The Informer in Njoro indicated that he will seek
voters mandate if the forthcoming nominations will not be free and fair for
“There is much propaganda that I will quit jubilee because there are
aspirant who is being imposed, I remain loyal to President Uhuru Kenyatta
unless we are forced to drop, I will seek voters’ mandate,” he said.
“I have stood and fought for this government for over five years and I
cannot leave my party easily, will fight till the end and there should be
no candidate who should get a direct nomination.”
During President Uhuru Kenyatta tour of various parts of the city, he asked
politicians seeking the Jubilee Party ticket to unite and support one
“Whether they pick Margaret Wanjiru, Mike Sonko, Johnson Sakaja or any
other candidate for the Jubilee ticket, we will respect the people’s
decision,” he said.
The entry of former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth into the race under Jubilee Party
ticket raised eyebrows among other aspirants,who have ganged up against him to “block the stranger”.