Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has conceded defeat and congratulated Mike Sonko after finishing a disappointing distant third in the race for Nairobi governor. Kenneth, who was running as an independent candidate after having lost to Sonko in the Jubilee primary, in a statement said he respects the will of the people.
"I accept the results and congratulate the incoming governor Mike Sonko. I wish him Godspeed as he takes on the enormous task,” said Kenneth in a concession statement late Wednesday.
Kenneth said will work with Mike Sonko in a bid to make the life of Nairobians better, saying: “The incoming governor has his work cut out and needs the support of each and every Nairobian to succeed. He can count on my support.”
Peter Kenneth finished the race a distant third, with only 41,458 votes (2.67%) against eventual winner Mbuvi Sonko of Jubilee Party who garnered 831,335 votes (53.51%) and incumbent Evans Kidero of ODM with 665,531 votes (42.84%).
Kenneth had protested the outcome of the Jubilee primaries in April and called them shambolic. He at the time claimed that he would have won the contest genuinely had the process been free and fair, eventually deciding to run as an independent.