Uhuru disappoints Sonko at last minute after new announcement
President Uhuru Kenyatta has dealt Nairobi senator Mike Sonko a huge blow after his new announcement barely four days to the Jubilee nominations.
Speaking at the burial of former Gatanga MP David Murathe's father, Kenyatta urged Murang'a residents to pray for Kenneth to ensure he clinches the Jubilee ticket for Nairobi's gubernatorial seat."I am calling on you Kirwara residents to pray for your son so that he can win the Jubilee ticket in Nairobi," the Head of State said.The announcement comes barely a month after the president stated that he did not have a favorite between Kenneth and Sonko, which now seems no to be the case.Kenyatta invited the former Gatanga MP to speak to the residents. Kenneth vowed to fight and promised to usurp incumbent Evans Kidero if he clinches the ticket."I will fight to get the ticket and seat in Nairobi so that when I come to visit you I will be Nairobi governor, but I urge you all to vote for the President in the general elections to prove your love for your President," Kenneth said.Senator Mike Sonko had threatened to leave the party if he believed the nominations were not free and fair.
Read Also: SONKO REVEALS WHAT UHURU TOLD HIM REGARDING PETER KENNETH IN PRIVATE MEETING“We are equal stakeholders in the Jubilee government and will not allow people to confuse President Uhuru. He is my friend and at no time has he called me and asked that I step down in favour of any aspirant.
“He has instead told me to fight to the end so I am firmly in the race,” the senator stated.
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