I wont step down in favour of anyone for the Nairobi seat, Bishop Wanjiru declares

I wont step down in favour of anyone for the Nairobi seat,  Bishop Wanjiru declares

Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has dismissed claims that she has dropped his Nairobi gubernatorial bid in favour of Peter Kenneth.

In an exclusive interview with X news, Wanjiru said she was firmly in race to unseat incumbent Governor Evans Kidero and her alleged withdraw from the race as wishful thinking of her opponents.

“I was the first one to make payment to the Jubilee party for Nairobi Governorship position. If I could not have paid some people like Peter Kenneth, could still have not paid by now,” Wanjiru said.

“I am firmly in the race no turning back. I   have been cleared to run as governor for the jubilee party nominations,” she added.

READ MORE: ‘Team Nairobi’ is a bunch of disorganized and incompetent individuals, says Kidero

The former MP said she was not interested in running as MP for Starehe constituency as they were many candidates who have already declared their interests.

“In Starehe Kuna watu wamesisimama kama Kamangu, Jaguar, Gathogo and others that we will be unveiling soon,” she stated.

She further noted: “We are not going to back anyone, as team Nairobi we are stuck together all the way and if anyone of us wins the nominations, we will support him/her to the ballot,”

However, Wanjiru a former assistant Minister in the Kibaki regime downplayed any rift in their camp saying that they had reached a finally reached a deal that could see them trounce their ‘opponent’ at the Jubilee nominations.

She said that herself, Waweru and Sonko had agreed to face each other at the ballot and whoever will be emerge the winner, will be supported.

READ MORE: Sakaja now quits race for Nairobi Governor, to contest city’s Senate seat

“The fact that one of us as opted to vie for another seat that does not mean, he has bolted from our team” She said in reference to Johnson Sakaja who yesterday presented her nomination papers for Nairobi senatorial position.

Sakaja was one of the ‘Team Nairobi’ governorship hopefuls that included Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru,former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and nominated MP Johnstone Sakaja.

“Team Nairobi iko strong Bishop Sonko SAKAJA This is the team will transform Nairobi,” she assured.

Sonko and Waweru today are expected to present their nomination papers for Nairobi gubernatorial position.

Yesterday, Sonko had claimed that there was a plot to lock him out of the Jubilee Party nominations.

Sonko said his suspicion is informed by what he see as a deliberate delay in issuing a certificate of good conduct by CID headquarters and demand that he furnishes JP with his original KCSE certificate.

READ MORE: Jubilee party plotting to deny me Nairobi governor ticket, Sonko crys foul

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