Uhuru's Party makes sudden change affecting Sonko and Peter Kenneth
A day after Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko was being coerced to step down for his rival Peter Kenneth, Jubilee Party has made another drastic decision affecting the two.
In a press statement, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju announced that the Nairobi primaries set for Friday 21 April had been postponed to Monday 24 April.
According to the statement seen by plive.co.ke, Mr Tuju mentioned that this was after concerns presented by the Muslim Community.
“In response to major representations to the party by the large Muslim community in Nairobi, the National Executive Committee in consultation with the National Elections Board has postponed the Jubilee Party primaries from Friday 21 to Monday 24 April,” Tuju stated.
The sudden decision will affect City Senator Mike Sonko and his rival Peter Kenneth, who are battling to be on the ballot box in the August 8 General Election.
This comes a day when Mr Sonko was being coerced to step down for the former Gatanga Member of Parliament.
In a hashtag dubbed #SonkoStepsdownForPK, a section of the public indicated that it would be best if Kenneth battles incumbent Governor Evans Kidero.
However, others opined that Sonko was well aware of the problems affecting Nairobians hence the best fit.
The flamboyant Senator emphasised that he would never step down for the 2013 Presidential candidate noting: “Propaganda machinery at work. I am not stepping down for anyone. Let the Great people of Nairobi decide”.
At the same time, other reports indicated that Sonko rejected a Cabinet post offered to him by President Kenyatta.
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