Sonko exposes plan to block him from contesting for gubernatorial seat in Jubilee party
The party requested for documentation from the police, among others to be presented by all politicians vying through the party. Sonko has not submitted as the deadline is tomorrow.
Speaking to journalists, Sonko, who is yet to present his nomination papers to the party, argues that his suspicion is informed by a deliberate delay in issuing a certificate of good conduct by CID headquarters. The party requested for documentation from the police, among others to be presented by all politicians vying through the party.
The senator said he applied for the document a week ago in the directorate’s online system, but the cops are yet to acknowledge or respond to his request, even as the deadline for submission draws closer.
He has said that told a senior official at Office of the President has given instructions to police to deny him the crucial document ahead of this Friday's deadline set by Jubilee for aspirants to pick nomination papers.
"There is a senior official at OP who is behind all this; I am told the system and some top party officials have plotted to lock me out of the JP nomination," Sonko protested.
Sonko has expressed disquiet in the silence from the police to clear him yet he had been given the same document in 2010 when he was first elected MP for Makadara and 2013 to contest for Nairobi senate. Certificates of good conduct are renewed yearly, and Sonko is not spared either.
"I know some people are hell bent to block me from contesting and I will be reaching to the President to register my frustrations," he added.
On the academic papers, the senator said he did his form four at Kwale High School in 1992, dismissing claims that he is a form two drop out.
"My papers are in order from form four, Diploma and up to my degree," said Sonko, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Methodist University, said.
The protest from Sonko comes a day after Peter Kenneth, who is also jostling to unseat ODM’s Evans Kidero presented his papers yesterday at the Jubilee Headquarters at Pangani in Nairobi .
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