Efforts by Mt Kenya MPs to endorse Dagoreti South MP Denis Waweru for Nairobi Gubernatorial seat has suffered a major blow after City MCAâ€™s from TNA dismissed the endorsement. The MCAâ€™s led by Nairobi County Assembly minority leader Abdi Guyo have said they cannot endorse Waweru because so far they havenâ€™t seen anything good from his one term in office as Dagoreti South MP.
Speaking at City Hall the head of TNA MCAâ€™s said that they have never met to discuss anything to do with Waweru. â€œWe donâ€™t know how they reached the decision. Our candidate was Hon Ferdinand Waititu and that was in 2013 but now we havenâ€™t decided but of course we will move with the people of Nairobi,â€ Said Guyo. Guyo has criticized the Mt Kenya MPs led by Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi saying itâ€™s time for delivering to the voters and not time for tribal endorsements.
Last week a group of power hungry Mt Kenya MPs endorsed political novice Waweru as the Jubilee Alliance party candidate to unseat Dr. Evans Kidero from City Hall. Meanwhile the endorsement has shocked Kidero who thought JAP will pick him to retain his seat after he fell out with CORD supporters over his constant supremacy battles with Raila Odinga. Waweru is likely to face top Senator Mike Sonko and former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru if JAP decides to conduct free and fair nominations.
Reacting to the Mt Kenya MPs strategy through his Facebook page Sonko has vowed that he will never step down for anyone. â€œWhoever wants to be the Nairobi Governor let’s meet in the ballot. Who said those MPs endorsing Waweru will be re elected in 2017? Who is Kiraitu Murungi in Nairobi politics? It’s high time to stop petty politics and work for Kenyans then when the time comes we will all go to the battle field and face the real voters,â€ said the Nairobi Senator.