Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has suffered a major blow after more than 100 elders from Kamba community endorsed Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero’s re-election bid ahead of the August 8 polls.
The elders who were led by their Chairperson Sam Mumbi swore to back Governor Kidero and his Deputy Jonathan Mueke in the August elections.
They further vowed to help Kidero and Mueke overcome any competition that Nairobi senator Mike Sonko, who hails from the community might pose. "We as the elders from Kamba community are fully behind you and pledge to convince the voters from our community to vote for you again in August 8," Mumbi stated.
Mumbi hailed Kidero and his deputy for maintaining a cordial relationship with the elders adding that they deserve a second term in office. "Unlike other governors and their deputies, our relationship with Mueke has been intact, cordial and friendly," he stated.
The Deputy Governor took the stage to hail his boss for giving the community enough slots in his government citing Health Executive Benard Muia, Head of Inspectorate Francis Munyambo and Chief Planning Officer Rose Mwema as some of the key officials appointed by Kidero.
Kidero, of ODM, will be locking horns with Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko of Jubilee for the gubernatorial election being most closely monitored by Kenyans nationwide.