Sonko vows to clean up Nairobi on receiving IEBC clearance to run for governor

June 1, 2017 (4 weeks ago) 6:47 pm
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Sonko and Igathe at the Kasarani Stadium on receiving clearance to proceed in the race to govern Nairobi/COURTESY

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 1 – On being cleared to contest for the post of Nairobi governor on Thursday, Senator Mike Sonko was adamant that he is best suited for the job given what he said was his demonstrable concern for its residents.

Sonko stated that his experience as Senator also gives him an edge over his rivals and pledged that he would deal decisively with graft in the running of county affairs.

“I am confident because I have done my part when I was the Senator of Nairobi and I feel that Kidero has failed the people of Nairobi. Nairobi residents are the highest tax payers and we deserve to have a clean city and a city with no congestion,” he said.

He further tore into the incumbent Governor Evans Kidero saying he had failed Kenyans by not undertaking his duties effectively.

“The most important thing in Nairobi is garbage. When I get into office, I will resolve the issue once and for all. We are going to put up a giant recycling plant to be able to deal with this situation,” he stated.

Earlier, independent gubernatorial candidate Miguna Miguna was turned away by the IEBC officials for submitting the signatures of his 2,000 supporters in an incorrect format.

Miguna submitted the names of his supporters in JPEG format instead of the Microsoft Excel as stipulated in the regulations.

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