Nairobi gubernatorial contestant Peter Kenneth has unveiled former footballer Dan Shikanda as his running mate for the August 8 general polls as he seeks to unseat incumbent Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero
Kenneth, who ditched Jubilee party to run as an independent candidate after losing on the Jubilee Party nomination to Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, made the announcement on Wednesday at the Peter Kenneth Hub in Westlands, Nairobi.
Shikanda is a former soccer star who played for AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia. He also played for the national team, Harambee Stars.
Shikanda is not strange to elective politics, having vied for the Makadara Constituency seat in 2007 on a Narc ticket. He lost to Dick Wathika of Party of National Unity (PNU).
He also served as the chairman of Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Nairobi branch, before being suspended by then FKF President Sam Nyamweya.
Shikanda has also been a football pundit for South African pay TV SuperSport in recent times.
Kenneth will be facing off with Evans Kidero (ODM), Mike Sonko (Jubilee) and Miguna Miguna (independent) in the August 8th general elections.