NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 11 – Nairobi Jubilee Party candidates have urged their competitors who lost in the primaries to let go of the past and support them.
The legislators led by Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Mike Sonko says for the Jubilee Party to win majority seats, all candidates must join hands with those who lost.
Speaking after attending a church service in Umoja area within Embakasi West Constituency, Sonko also urged city residents to support President Uhuru Kenyatta come the August elections.
He was categorical that President Kenyatta needs a strong team in all elective positions for him to be able to implement his manifesto if re-elected.
“We want to work for the people,” he said.
Nominated Member of Parliament Johnson Sakaja on his part urged gubernatorial candidate Peter Kenneth (independent) to shelve his ambitions for now, and instead support Sonko.
He cautioned that his move to run as an independent candidate is likely to split votes in favour of the incumbent Governor Evans Kidero (ODM).
“Peter Kenneth still has a place in Jubilee; he should come back and join us in campaigning for the President and Jubilee Party candidates,” the aspiring Nairobi Senator said.
He insisted that President Kenyatta will never deliver without a strong team in the Senate, National Assembly and even at the county level.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has a golden heart. He knows no tribe and that’s why we are all Jubilee candidates,” he said.
According to him, President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will now deliver more since the ICC cases slowed his work.
“He has really worked despite the challenges they had. They deserve another term,” he said.
Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh raised similar sentiments. Also present was the area Member of Parliament George Theuri.