The decision by the high court yesterday to clear former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko to vie for Mombasa’s Gubernatorial seat has rattled up the political temperature in the coastal county.
Sonko’s reacquaintance and newfound friendship with his former foe, President Uhuru Kenyatta, clearly depicts the politics that are run in Kenya with the famous quote by Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago that colloquially says; “usiweke siasa kwa roho, weka kwa lungs, ” perfectly defining the current situation.
It has since emerged that Sonko was contacted by President Uhuru following Nairobi’s gubernatorial debate whereby Azimio candidate Polycarp Igathe performed dismally against Kenya’s Kwanza Johnston Sakaja.
To make matters worse, an opinion poll conducted after the debate still pitied Sakaja as the preferred candidate Nairobians would elect come the August 9 polls with him leading by 39% while Igathe followed closely with 33%.
Sources privy to Opera News have revealed that Sonko’s clearance to vie for governor in Mombasa despite being impeached as Nairobi governor came with irreducible minimums.
Top of the list of demands set to be met by Sonko includes garnering votes for Azimio gubernatorial candidate in Nairobi where he still enjoys massive support from the residents.
This will inevitably intensify the supremacy battle in the coastal city considering that the incumbent, Ali Hassan Joho, had endorsed ODM’s Abdulswamad.
Do you think Sonko’s entry will change the political dynamics in Nairobi as well as Mombasa?
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today;
Sources Reveal What Gov Sonko Demanded During Secret Meeting With Uhuru & Raila 2 Days Ago
The standard media group has today reported that former Nairobi Governor Hon Mike Sonko demanded fairness in the ongoing Mombasa Race even before he could accept shaking hands with both President Uhuru Kenyatta and the ODM Party Leader Hon Raila Odinga.
According to the report on Thursday, it is emerging that after noting that Senator Sakaja had received huge support from Kenyans who watched the Monday Debate, Uhuru and Raila saw a need to go and look for the Controversial politician to campaign for the Igathe-Kaloki ticket owing to his Huge following in Nairobi, and it is because of this reason Gov Sonko is reported to have stood tall and demanded that he must be allowed to vie for Mombasa.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has said United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate William Ruto should explain how he knew 1 million voters were transferred from his strongholds.
In June, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance leader averred that this was part of a larger scheme to rig the August 9 General Election.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, July 13, Chebukati said he could not establish how the deputy president got wind of the information.
Another Poll Shows Raila Odinga Still Preferred Presidential Candidate with 43% Popularity
More Drama as President Uhuru’s Owned Company Sues Mohamed Ali After His Remarks, as Itumbi Reacts
For the past few years, Ruto allied leaders have been blasting President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family for farmers’ plight and the hiked milk cost.
According to Moha Jicho Pevu, the president’s owned company brookside has been oppressing farmers by paying them little for a litre of Milk.
Moha also claimed that brookside had bought almost all milk factories in the country trying to remain a monopoly to easily control the industry.