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Sonko-Igathe confident of resounding Nairobi win

“On behalf of my boss, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, I want to say thank you. Artists are an important cog in this county. Our government will appreciate and reward talent.”/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 – Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s running mate for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat Polycarp Igathe says the Jubilee team will garner more than 1.5 million votes in Nairobi in the August General Election; 70 per cent of votes up for grabs.

Speaking to the Rift Valley communities living in Nairobi, Igathe urged the communities to support their bid making the case that he and Senator Sonko know what is ailing East Africa’s largest city and intend to take it to new heights.

He says their bid is purely anchored on the need to give Nairobi City residents good services.

“We have made certain commitments about transport and traffic, governance and service delivery, water sanitation and garbage, youth, women, people with disability and social protection. We spoke about health and security and those issues have been very well received with energy and enthusiasm,” Igathe said on Saturday.

“We are going door to door, room to room, and we have segmented our campaign. Governor Sonko is on the ground, door to door, speaking to communities, and I am speaking to business people, professionals and corporate. We are very excited and optimistic of the feedback we are receiving, Jubilee is going to have a resounding success in Nairobi, “Igathe said.

He says their bid is purely anchored on the need to give Nairobi City residents good services.

The Sonko – Igathe team is battling it out with other contestants who include the current Governor Evans Kidero, independent candidates Miguna Miguna, Peter Kenneth and Godfrey Wanyoike and Michael Mutinda of the Agano Party.

According to the team, the city has been let down by previous administrators including the current governor.

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The team, however, missed the first governor’s debate for Nairobi candidates held on Thursday.

“The debate which was organised on Thursday was a Baraza for the incumbent governor Evans Kidero, we were very disappointed that the Kenya Association of Residents Association (KARA) is a political media wing for Kidero and we knew in advance,” he said.


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