Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko seems to have taken a U-turn and is now ready to work with his Nairobi governor contender rival Peter Kenneth, after earlier claiming that he can’t work with him.
The Nairobi senator has called on peter Kenneth to drop his ambitions to succeed Governor Evans Kidero, promising to accommodate him in his government when he wins the coveted seat in the August 8 polls.
While speaking during Team Nairobi strategy meeting at the Stedmark Gardens in Nairobi, Sonko apologized to the former Gatanga Member of Parliament over their past confrontations, asking Kenneth to shed off his quest and join his team.
"I want to say sorry to PK because he may be bitter with me because of the comments I made on Citizen TV,”
"But he also got it wrong by saying I am a hooligan. I want to tell him to calm down. We will even plead with the president to give him an executive job," Sonko stated.
Sonko hit out at the Jubilee party nomination losers who ditched the party to contest as independents, terming them as spoilers and enemies who were out to hurt the party’s chances of winning important seats.
"We will compensate those who will agree to step down. We will even accommodate them in our government because we are sure we are going to win... Those who will not toe the line will be our enemies. We will declare total war against them. We shall camp in their areas and tell the people why they should not be elected," Sonko stated.
"Jubilee Party is headed for a clean sweep in the city and will not allow spoilers to stand on its way," he explained.
Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh who attended the team’s meeting on her part said that all independents as enemies of Jubilee.
"If you are an independent, then you are an enemy. There are no two ways about it...we will fight you," she stated.
Team Nairobi consists of Sonko, Shebesh and Nominated Member of Parliament Johnson Sakaja who want to be the next Nairobi governor, Woman Rep, and Senator respectively.