Kenneth to face off with Sonko, Kidero as an independent candidate

Peter Kenneth
Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth. [Photo/Courtesy]

Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has announced that he will be running for Nairobi County’s top seat as an independent candidate – this coming after he lost to Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko in the Jubilee Party primaries.

Sonko was declared winner of the Nairobi primaries on April 27, garnering 138,185 to Kenneth’s 62,504 votes – numbers that former legislator disputed, citing electoral malpractices.

Despite the fact that he will be running against Jubilee’s choice for the county, Kenneth said that he still backs President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid.

The former 2013 Presidential candidate said that should he clinch the seat on August 8, he will prioritise traffic decongestion, waste management, health care and housing.

Kenneth said that he will announce officially his running mate next week.

Should his candidacy sail through, Kenneth will face off with Jubilee’s Sonko and Orange Democratic Movement’s Dr Evans Kiredo on August 8.

Kenneth’s announcement comes just days after Sonko announced that he will be pairing up with Vivo Energy MD Polycarp Igathe.

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