Former Presidential Candidate Peter Kenneth has joined the race for the Nairobi Governor’s seat after a phone conversation with Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.
According to Sonko’s aides, the flamboyant Senator is reported to have issued conditions to PK before he declared his bid for the coveted Nairobi Governor’s seat. Sonko asked PK to first join Jubilee Party and support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in 2017 before joining th race.
Kenneth moments later dumped his presidential ambitions in 2017 and declared his support for Kenyatta’s re-election in 2017.
Earlier before Kenneth’s event started in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area at St Teresa Catholic Church, Sonko, came out to dissociate himself from a planned heckling of the former Gatanga MP who was expected to address the public after the Sunday service.
Through a press statement that was sent to media houses on Sunday, Mr Sonko said he had nothing to do with the planned heckling of Mr Kenneth while at the same time adding that he welcomed him and that he is ready to work with him.
“I wish to dissociate myself with the planned activity since I am ready for competition in Jubilee Party for the Nairobi Governor’s seat race. I am also appealing to all Nairobi residents to welcome and accommodate other aspirants who will declare their bid for the Nairobi Governor’s seat since our ultimate goal as Jubilee Party is to win the seat and make Nairobi better again,” Sonko said in his statement.
“I am ready to work with the former Gatanga MP if he joins Jubilee Party and participate in the free and fair Jubilee party nominations,” he added.