Sonko buries the hatchet with Nairobi Jubilee MPs
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has buried the hatchet with city Members of Parliament and ward representatives allied to the Jubilee coalition.
They have agreed to work together on political issues, including the nomination of a candidate from the coalition for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
“A resolution was made that when the time comes, we will deliberate and agree who will be the flag bearer between us. We have also agreed to take the contest as a friendly match that in informed by a strategy of ensuring Jubilee gets the seat,” Denis Waweru (Dagoretti South) told journalists.
The deal was announced Monday after the leaders led by Mr Sonko held a consultative meeting at Wonder Joy Gardens along Kiambu Road.
Those who attended the three-hour long meeting were Mr Sonko, MPs Denis Waweru (Dagoretti South), Maina Kamanda (Starehe), Yusuf Hassan (Kamukunji), Joseph Njorohe (Kasarani) James Gakuya (Embakasi North) and 62 Ward Representatives.
Nominated Senator Beth Mugo, Roysambu MP Waihenya Ndirangu and his Makadara counterpart Benson Mutura were not present but they sent their apologies.
“We have buried the hatchet and agreed forgive each other. We will from now move on and conduct series of activities as one big team so that we can show the Nairobi people that we are no speaking in one voice,” Senator Sonko told journalists.
The Senator, who has already announced his candidature for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat, said they also agreed to pick candidates for various political seats in Nairobi.
Mr Sonko has been at loggerheads with Jubilee MPs in Nairobi.
The MPs, led by Mr Kamanda, have openly castigated Mr Sonko’s brand of politics, terming it as “anti-development”
Mr Waweru said they talked over the various issues that have caused rifts among the Nairobi leaders and resolved them.
“We have realized that what had been dividing us is less than what unites us as the people of Nairobi. And so we have agreed to work together for the common good of the Jubilee coalition. We will go around the entire county to demonstrate our unity with the Senator, MPs and MCAs,” he said.