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Sakaja: Why I chose to queue at the polling station

Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja on Wednesday defied the VIP treatment preferred by other aspirants and queued alongside other voters at his polling station.

Sakaja, who is seeking the Jubilee Party senatorial seat ticket, patiently waited for his turn to vote at St Georges School in Kilimani.

This even as other aspirants jumped the queues in their local polling stations and later addressed voters and journalists outside.

When asked why he chose to be different, Sakaja said everyone in Nairobi has things to do and when they chose to spare sometime to vote, no one should jump the queue.


“They (voters) have all taken time out of their day to come and vote so I shouldn’t imagine that am busier than all of them,” said Sakaja.

The legislator pledged to support any of the aspirants in case he losses the nomination.

“I will support whoever wins and of course support the party. That is my position we must exercise the kind of democracy where its not a matter of life and death,” he said.

Sakaja is battling it out with Mutinda Kavemba, Badi Ali, Mithamo Muchiri and William Kabera.

The winner will will face-off with ODM’s Gabriel Chapia Bukachi who was given a direct nomination as he was the sole aspirant in the party.