November 24, 2017

Sonko sends message ahead of vote tallying

Nairobi Jubilee gubernatorial candidate Mike Mbuvi Sonko has said he believes that the voters of Nairobi will ensure that he beats Dr Evans Kidero and Peter Kenneth for the governorship seat.

“I am confident that the people of Nairobi will make the right choice, I strongly believe that I will be the next Governor of Nairobi,” Sonko said on Tuesday (8/8/17).

Sonko commended the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for resolving delays witnessed in some of the polling stations in Nairobi and other parts of the country.

“The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has so far done a good job in ensuring that the will of the people prevails,” Sonko highlighted.

The flamboyant Senator also called on the electoral commission to come up with ways to ensure that tension such as the ones witnessed earlier at Embakasi East constituency due to delayed voting processes do not happen again.

Sonko spoke after voting at Bidii Primary School in Makadara at around 3:00pm.

The Nairobi gubernatorial race pits the incumbent Governor Evans Kidero who is vying on an ODM ticket, Sonko (Jubilee Party), Peter Kenneth (Independent) and Miguna Miguna (Independent).

Nairobi County has 2,304,386 registered voters.

Sonko won the Jubilee party primaries for Nairobi governor in April.

He garnered 138,185 votes against his closest rival former Gatanga MP and 2013 presidential candidate Peter Kenneth who garnered 62,504.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru came in third managing 7,654 votes.

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