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Sonko to Waiguru: Bring it on, I’m not stepping down

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has promised former Devolution Secretary Anne Waiguru a bruising battle for the Jubilee gubernatorial ticket in the 2017 elections.

Mr Sonko first declared his interest in the Nairobi governor seat in December last year when he addressed a press conference at parliament buildings.

Mr Sonko said over the weekend that he will battle it out with any other candidate, including the latest entrant Ms Waiguru.

He said he is ready to restore Nairobi’s lost glory and will launch his blueprint when the electoral body calls for elections.


“In Jubilee we believe in democracy and that’s why we encourage as many members as possible to come forth and declare their ambitions for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat. Be it Waweru, Sakaja, Mbaru, Wanjiru, Mwau, Waiguru, myself or any other person, let us sell our policies to the great people of Nairobi. They’re the final decision makers, after all, the merrier the better,” said the Senator.

Senator Sonko at the same time rubbished claims that he held a secret meeting with Cord principal Raila Odinga on Friday morning. He said he was at the airport during that time.

“Furthermore hata nikionekana nayeye shida ikoo? Even HE the president and his Deputy normally meet him on different occasions,” added the flamboyant senator.

Mr Sonko blamed the claims on politicians eyeing the Nairobi governor seat.

“I want to tell any Nrb (Nairobi) politician behind this cheap propaganda that I will not step down for anyone in the Governor’s race,” stated the senator.