Sonko says cleared to submit papers to JP for Governor’s post

March 17, 2017 (2 weeks ago) 9:42 am
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Sonko posted his clearance certificates on social media while castigating Interior PS Karanja Kibicho for allegedly conspiring to sabotage his bid for governor/COURTESY

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 – Senator Mike Sonko says he has all the necessary documents needed to submit his nomination papers to the Jubilee Party in his bid for the Nairobi gubernatorial post.

In a post on his Facebook page late Thursday, Sonko paraded a number of documents requisite for one to run for elective office, including a certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

He was due to submit his papers at the Jubilee headquarters Friday morning ahead of the party deadline.

“Thanks be to God. I just got my Certificate of Good Conduct this evening. The devil shall continue to be defeated in Jesus’ Mighty name,” he posted.

The Senator accused an unnamed Principal Secretary in the Office of the President of frustrating his bid for governorship by mounting hurdles for him to get clearance from the DCI.

“I want to tell my rivals within Jubilee Party that even the so called Kibaki handlers at the OP rejected President Uhuru but he still became the President of Kenya. I am telling you bwana PS of that powerful ministry that if you want to join politics just quit and come to the ground and face me instead of creating unnecessary obstacles on my path by trying to block the clearance of my certificate of good conduct,” Sonko charged.

Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja has since backed out from the race, opting instead to replace Sonko in the Senate, come the August 8 polls.

Kenneth has already submitted his nomination papers to the Jubilee Party.

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