In Summary

  • Mr Sonko was on Friday accompanied by hundreds of supporters, who brought the JP party headquarters in Pangani to a standstill.
  • Mr Sonko claimed aspirants for all other elective seats in the party support the team.

Flamboyant Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko on Friday presented his nomination papers to the Jubilee Party to vie for Nairobi governor.

Mr Sonko had claimed there was a plot to lock him out of the race, saying the Directorate of Criminal Investigation had delayed his Certificate of Good Conduct, a requirement for clearance to vie for the seat.

“While others got their papers an hour after applying, mine took a whole two weeks. Now, we know there was a Principal Secretary behind the delay, but we tell him: Let the people decide,” Mr Sonko said at the Jubilee headquarters after presenting his papers.

"TEAM NAIROBI"

He was joined by Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru and former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, who also presented papers to run for the same position, currently held by ODM’s Evans Kidero.

The three, dubbed “Team Nairobi” now join a crowded race of Nairobi governor aspirants in the Jubilee team that also includes 2013 presidential candidate Peter Kenneth.

Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, who is also part of Team Nairobi, on Thursday quit the governor’s race and instead opted for that of the Senate.

Mr Sonko was on Friday accompanied by hundreds of supporters, who brought the JP party headquarters in Pangani to a standstill, when he presented his papers.

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