Sakaja now to vie for Nairobi Senators’ position

By KBC Reporters

Nominated MP Johson Sakaja has quit the Nairobi Gubernatorial race and instead opted for the Senatorial position.

Sakaja was cleared Thursday by the Jubilee Party ahead of its April nominations in a move that is likely to jilt the Team Nairobi that is led by Senator Mike Sonko.

He had earlier indicated that he is in the gubernatorial race for the long haul. While it’s not clear why he opted for the Senatorial position, the move could be an indication of a disintegrated Team Nairobi that is led by Senator Mike Sonko.

This comes as it appeared that the Jubilee Party is yet to clear Sonko for the position claiming he lacks a certificate of good conduct and an original KCSE certificate.

Sakaja was in the company of MPs deemed to be supporting the candidature of Peter Kenneth who was cleared early this week to run for the Nairobi gubernatorial position.

Meanwhile, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has refuted claims that his party intends to ditch the opposition outfit NASA to contest on his own.

Musyoka who presented his Presidential nomination papers to his party however hopes his colleagues in CORD will allow him to carry the Opposition flag as they get ready to face Jubilee in the coming elections.

Musyoka says the perceived claims of disintegration in the alliance are unfounded maintaining they are in good.

The former Vice President   insists there is nothing sinister in submitting his Presidential nomination papers as the other Principals in NASA will still have to do the same through their parties.

In Kilifi, Governor Amason Kingi claimed the government was only intent on crippling and frustrating his county government development agenda by refusing to give the county more funds for development.