Speaking in Mombasa on Friday, Mr Sonko named the ten individuals who he said were his preferred candidates.

Here is the list:

Lucia Mulwa- Education, Youth, Gender & sports

Dr Stella Bosire – Health

Winfred Kathangu- Finance and Economic Planning

Pauline Kahiga Waititu- Public service Management

Sangeeff Kaur Bardi- ECD education

Charles kerich - Lands, Urban planning

Mohamed Dagane- Roads, Infrastructure and Transport

Allan Igambi - Trade, Tourism and Cooperates

Larry Wambua- Water & Agriculture

Newton Munene- ICT, Communication