Nairobi businesswoman Esther Passaris has joined ODM.
Passaris who wanted to vie for the Nairobi governor seat said she was going to run for Nairobi woman representative.
Esther Passaris struggled in the past to be Mayor of Nairobi on ODM ticket in 2007, she lost. Today she was received into ODM circle by Raila Odinga and will be seeking the Women Rep position on ODM ticket.
“For Kenya to be united we must choose baba (Raila Odinga) as the NASA presidential candidate,” Passaris said when she addressed Kibra residents on Sunday.
“I have returned home to ODM,” she added.
Earlier the businesswoman conducted a poll on her twitter account on whether to vie for gubernatorial seat or woman rep.
“My aspirations for Governor are proving to be unrealistic for 2017 for many reasons and for that I am sorry. What next? Lets Win Together,” she posted.
Some 41 per cent of her followers voted woman rep with 37 per cent voting for MCA, 12 per cent MP and 10 per cent Nairobi senator.
“Thank you to all who took the time to poll. Leadership is not about the leaders needs but the wants and needs of the people,” Passaris said.
In a poll last year, Passaris was termed the preferred candidate to vie for women rep and was rated at at 29 per cent.
She was followed by Rachel Shebesh at 26 per cent. At the time neither Passaris nor Shebesh had declared intentions to vie for the seat.