Peter Kenneth sends a shocker message to Sonko after meeting at Jubilee

Sonko once dismissed Kenneth as a foreigner and said he should not be allowed into the race, but the former Gatanga MP's supporters said his rivals were no match for him.

 

Kenneth was in the company of Rachel Shebesh (woman representative), MPs Maina Kamanda of Starehe, George Theuri of Embakasi West, Stephen Kariuki of Mathare and nominated MP Sonia Bardi.

Others included Roysambu MP Waihenya Ndirangu, Dagoretti South parliamentary aspirant John Kiarie and several MCAs.

Speaking shortly after his papers were accepted at the Pangani based party offices, Kenneth said he will square it out with his opponents, including the flamboyant Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko and outspoken independent candidate Miguna Miguna.

"Our goal as aspirants for Nairobi governor is to remove [Evans] Kidero. We must achieve this. Any sideshow is not for our taking," he told journalists.

He added: "We have seen Nairobi deteriorating daily... We will deal with Kidero conclusively on August 8 to end his atrocities."

‘Team Nairobi’ faction, currently out to unseat incumbent Kidero, is made up of Senator Mike Sonko, former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja and Dagoretti MP Dennis Waweru, who are all in Jubilee.

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Kamanda asked the party to ensure the nominations are free and fair.

"We all have adhered to requirements and therefore expect the same in nominations," he said, adding there was no bad blood with Team Nairobi.

"We all are just exercising our democratic rights. We hope to get more, if not all, seats in Nairobi," the legislator said.

"After voter registration, we got the upper hand in the city. We will use this to ensure we achieve our goal."

Waihenya said he will support Kenneth for his experience and track record in the positions he has held in the past.

He added: "I have lived in different cities in the world... I am a witness [to the fact] that Nairobi has fallen apart. It will be changed by Kenneth."

The politician also said tribes should not matter in the race.

Kidero shunned

Meanwhile, National Super Alliance bigwigs snubbed a fundraiser event orgainised by the Nairobi governor Evans Kidero.

Apart from a handful MCAs who support him and Kibra MP Ken Okoth, the function appeared to have been snubbed by most of his colleagues.

Instead, the event was attended predominantly by Kidero’s Cabinet members and a few businesspeople.

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