In Summary
  • Mr Sonko, believed to be a close confidante to President Uhuru Kenyatta, said he will use his resources to campaign for Mr Musyoka.

  • Sonko insisted that he understands too well the ‘handshake’ deal and that Mr Musyoka knows the secret of the pact, contrary to a popular understanding that he (Musyoka) was kept in the dark.

  • Sonko demanded that governors Prof Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni), Dr Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and Mrs Charity Ngilu (Kitui) respect Mr Musyoka and join other leaders in uniting the community.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has pledged to support Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s bid for presidency in 2022, promising to campaign for him.

During the Wiper Komarock II convention in Matungulu on Friday, the Jubilee-affiliated governor said he will rally the Kamba community and Kenyans at large behind the Wiper Democratic Movement leader.

Mr Sonko, believed to be a close confidante to President Uhuru Kenyatta, said he will use his resources to campaign for Mr Musyoka, who has been castigated in certain quarters as a ‘non-starter’ in the 2022 presidential race.

“I understand the President more than anyone else around here, you can call me the errand boy of the president. As it concerns the handshake pact, I know very well that Musyoka is in the front-line. We will rally behind you (Musyoka),” he said.

“I do not need to vie for the presidency. What I want to do is to help Musyoka, our elder brother move forward, to help you until you retire or you become old,” said the Nairobi governor.

'HANDSHAKE DEAL'

Mr Sonko insisted that he understands too well the ‘handshake’ deal and that Mr Musyoka knows the secret of the pact, contrary to a popular understanding that he (Musyoka) was kept in the dark.

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