Kabogo Speaks on Running for Nairobi Governorship

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William Kabogo with Mike Sonko during a past function

Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has laid bare his intentions to run for the Nairobi gubernatorial in the upcoming 2022 general elections.

Kabogo, who was speaking during the K24 Punchline Show hosted by Anne Kiguta, dismissed the rumors that he had any such intentions while saying it is too early for such talk.

“Where do you get these rumours from?” Kabogo asked before Kiguta revealed that talk around the newsrooms was that he had been positioned to be the next Nairobi governor.

“I am not one of those guys that just look for a seat. Many people have asked me if I could come to (and contest) in Nairobi, but I’m saying it is too early,” he stated.

Kabogo with TV host Anne Kiguta during the K24 Punchline interview

“Nairobi has a governor already. What do you want me to do with the governor (Mike Sonko)? I am not interested Anne.”

The vocal politician, however, expressed his disappointment in how the capital city is being run by the current governor Mike Sonko who is facing a myriad of graft and misappropriation of public funds.

“But it is unfortunate that services in Nairobi are up to zero (sic). The city is suffering, but as we said choices have consequences,” Kabogo said.

“It is unfortunate that when we go to vote, we do not think of our actions.”

In December, Kabogo, together with former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru and ODM secretary-general Edwin Sifuna, had been touted as possible deputy governor nominees for Nairobi, a position that has since been occupied by Ann Mwenda.

In November 2019, Kabogo had defended Sonko over fresh allegations from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that he (Sonko) had a pending jail term to serve.

“Prison is a correctional center and Mike is reformed, why keep hunting him?” Kabogo said while replying to a Twitter post by the Daily Nation alleging that Sonko has an incomplete jail term at Shimo la Tewa Prison.

It is wait-and-see on whether Kabogo will do the opposite of what his Kiambu successor Ferdinand Waititu did when he moved his political base from Nairobi to the former.

Watch the full interview below:

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