Nairobi politicians Mike Sonko (Nairobi Senator) and Johnson Sakaja (Nominated Senator) have pledged to unite and help each other capture their respective seats during the Jubilee nominations on April 21st.
Mike Sonko is running for Nairobi Governor in a bid to kick Evans Kidero out of office, but he faces a tough Jubilee primary election against former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth.
Johnson Sakaja had earlier declared interest in the Nairobi Governor as well, but recently pulled out of that race and will instead compete to take Sonko’s Nairobi Senator seat.
Sakaja and Sonko have formed ‘Team Nairobi’ that also includes former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru and Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, both of whom had also declared interest in running for governor but afterwards dropped out and endorsed Sonko.
The team has said it will campaign vigorously to ensure President Kenyatta and Deputy President Ruto win Nairobi County. They also say they are working to make sure Jubilee wins a majority of the political seats in Nairobi.
Peter Kenneth, who Sonko labels an outsider for having opposed President Uhuru in 2013, has the support of several Nairobi politicians including Maina Kamanda (Starehe MP), Rachel Shebesh (Nairobi Women Rep), Waihenya Ndirangu (Roysambu MP), Yusuf Hassan (Kasarani MP), among others.