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Sonko, Wanjiru ‘sweetheart’ deal revealed

Nairobi senator Mike Sonko and fellow gubernatorial aspirant, Margaret Wanjiru, have struck an agreement to support whoever wins the Jubilee Party nominations.

The two aspirants said they were not willing to lose Nairobi to the opposition and so will team up to deliver the county.

The two leaders stated that whoever wins will pick the other as a running mate and if they lose to the other candidate Peter Kenneth they will support him.

This even as reports suggest that Dennis Waweru submitted his nomination papers for the Dagoretti South MP seat.

Speaking to Nairobi News, Bishop Wanjiru said the Jubilee “Team Nairobi” has a great development track record hence able to govern the county.

“We are simply saying that none of us is willing to lose Nairobi and looking at our track record, we are best placed to deliver the county through the Jubilee Party ticket,” said Bishop Wanjiru.


She added that among the three candidates who have presented their nomination papers for the ticket, one of them will win the party primaries while the other two will support the winner.

“There is no chance of none of us winning as we are only three contenders so there is no option but for us to support each other. Where will the winner be heading alone? Nairobi will take team work,” said Ms Wanjiru.

Asked what will happen to Mr Kenneth’s preferred running mate as unveiled on Thursday, Ms Wanjiru said, “I have not chosen a running mate, Senator Mike Sonko has not chosen a running mate so it’s up to whoever has chosen a running mate to know what to do with their running mate after the nominations.”

Senator Sonko during a radio interview on Friday morning said he was willing to support the candidate who will win the Jubilee Party ticket.

“Mimi huyo mtu umemtaja sitaki kutaja jina lake, akinishinda, ama akishinda Bishop, ama akitushinda sisi, tutamuunga mkono sababu sisi tunataka siasa ya demokrasia ni vile wenzetu wanakosa kutuelewa upande ule mwingine,” Mr Sonko said during an interview on Radio Citizen.