Work together to clinch Nairobi seat, President urges Jubilee aspirants

President Kenyatta has urged Jubilee party aspirants for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat to work together to deliver the seat to their party, and to let residents to decide who amongst them will lead the city. Speaking yesterday when he made an impromptu visit of the county, the President said Jubilee leaders should agree to support whoever the residents will pick as their prefered candidate for the Governor’s position during the nomination.

“Whether they pick Margaret Wanjiru, Mike Sonko, Johnson Sakaja or any other candidate for the Jubilee ticket, we will have to respect the people’s decision,” President Kenyatta said. The Jubilee party leader emphasised the need for leaders to shun negative politics and hatred, saying they should always work to serve the interests of the wananchi. “Let us put the interests of Kenyans ahead of our own and stop unnecessary wrangles that would divide us,” President Kenyatta said when he addressed residents of Mlango Kubwa in Mathare constituency.

According to the presidential website, the President also took a swipe at the opposition, saying they should keep off Jubilee affairs. “We know what we want for our party. The opposition should not interfere with our party affairs,” the President said. The Head of State said Jubilee will remain focused on its development agenda and ensure that Kenyans continue receiving efficient and effective services. President Kenyatta was accompanied by Mathare Member of Parliament Stephen Kariuki who recently decamped from ODM to join the Jubilee Party, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Nairobi Women Rep Rachel Shebesh, Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and Johnson Sakaja.


The President first visited Kenyatta Market where he shared nyama choma with Jubilee leaders and addressed traders. He later headed to Muthurwa Market where he also addressed traders. President Kenyatta concluded his impromptu tour by addressing people and Mlango Kubwa. Mr Sakaja, Sonko and Shebesh – who spoke during the tour — vowed to work together to ensure Jubilee bags the Nairobi Governor’s seat, saying they will support whoever clinches the party ticket during the nomination.

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Written by Eugene Cardus

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