President Uhuru Kenyatta has hit the final blow on the political career of Peter Kenneth after he finally said Sonko Tosha in Nairobi Governor’s race.
Speaking while on a tour of the vote rich Nairobi Eastland’s area, the President urged Nairobians to shun Kenneth who is vying as an independent candidate and incumbent Governor Evans Kidero and vote for Senator Mike Sonko.
“It’s only Sonko who can deal with the problems facing Nairobi. I am sure with Sonko as Governor of Nairobi most of the problems facing City residents will be dealt with, I am therefore urging all of you to vote for him as your Governor.” said the President while addressing stop over rallies in Eastlands.
The move by the President has dealt a major blow to Kenneth who was expecting the President would not endorse Sonko.
Kenneth who recently defected from Jubilee after he lost heavily to the flamboyant Senator in the Jubilee nominations was overheard saying he hopes State House would support him to succeed Kidero by not backing the candidature of Sonko who is now the favourite to clinch the seat.
Sonko has emerged the favourite in all opinion polls to beat Kidero especially after he picked business guru Polycarp Igathe to be his running mate. A recent poll by Radio Africa Group showed Sonko would win the Nairobi governor’s race with 45% followed by Kidero with 35%. Kenneth came a distant third with 9%.