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Waiguru declares she will vie for Nairobi’s Governor seat

Former Devolution Secretary Anne Waiguru has formally declared that she will vie for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the 2017 general elections.

Ms Waiguru said she will seek the seat on a Jubilee Party ticket in her battle against incumbent Governor Evans Kidero.

She made the declaration on Monday after attending a Jubilee Party meeting at La Mada Hotel along Thika Road.


“I am declaring that I will contest for Jubilee ticket to run for Nairobi governoship. I have grassroot support and I know I will deliver,” Ms Waiguru told the meeting.

“I am ready to compete with all others who are interested in the seat. I know I able and I can deliver,” she added.

Her declaration drew instant resistance from other Jubilee Party contestants who questioned her ability to govern in Nairobi.

Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, who is also seeking the party’s ticket, said those running for the governor’s seat should tell Kenyans what they have done and what they were bringing to the party.


“What are you bringing to the party? We want to know. You cannot just say you want to run for a seat,” said Mr Waweru.

Former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, who is also eyeing the Jubilee ticket, said technocrats should leave the ticket to politicians.

“Technocrats should let politicians fight for the seat. We will be able to deliver this seat to Jubilee,” said Bishop Wanjiru.