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You will fail, Kidero tells Sonko, Igathe as Nairobi race hots up

Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero has laughed off the nomination of Polycarp Igathe as Mike Sonko’s running mate, saying it is another Jubilee Party project that is doomed to fail.

This comes after the unveiling of the former Vivo Energy Kenya Managing Director Igathe as the Jubilee nominee’s running mate with Deputy President William Ruto backing the team describing it as the solution to the problems facing the capital.

But Dr Kidero, while addressing the media at AIC Milimani Church on Thursday, said he was not bothered by the combination unveiled on Wednesday, saying that Jubilee Party has had many projects before which failed to take off.


“The issue of governorship has disturbed and bothered the Jubilee team. They came with the phrase, ‘liwe liwalo, inyeshe ifanye nini’ yesterday but they have tried many projects before which have come a cropper,” he said.

“They started with Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa which did not take off, they then came with Peter Kenneth which also did not take off and they also had another project involving Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru which also never took off,” taunted Dr Kidero.

He added that Jubilee Party realized that Sonko needed another project to support him so they brought in Mr Igathe as that man to rescue him.

“It does not worry me, absolutely not. Come August 8, we will win and not only me but we will also have a majority of seats both in parliament and the county assembly,” he said.