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Kidero, Sonko to battle it out for 2.2m votes in Nairobi

Nasa’s Evans Kidero and Mike Sonko of Jubilee will battle it out for more than 2.2 million registered votes in the cutthroat race for Nairobi governorship.

Official figures released today by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) show that there are 2,250,853 registered voters in Nairobi, a difference of 518,565 when compared to 2013 when the city had 1,732,288 voters.

In the 2013 election, Dr Kidero emerged winner after garnering 692,483 votes against his closest challenger Ferdinand Waititu who polled 617,839.

Sonko won the Senate race in the same election with 808,705 votes against ODM candidate Bishop Wanjiru’s 525,822.

It was not lost to analysts that Sonko beat the two leading presidential candidates in the last election with ODM’s Raila Odinga (691,156) marginally edging out Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta (659,490).