August 9

Johnson Sakaja declared Nairobi governor-elect

Sunday, August 14th, 2022 09:50 | By
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Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja. PHOTO/Johnson Sakaja/Facebook

Johnson Sakaja has been declared governor-elect of Nairobi.

Sakaja amassed 699,392 votes beating his closest rival Polycarp Igathe who got 573,516 votes.

Senator Sakaja was vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket while Igathe was running on a Jubilee ticket.

The 37-year-old becomes the fourth governor of Kenya's capital after Evans Kidero, Mike Sonko and Ann Kananu who took over after Sonko's impeachment.

Sakaja was issued a nomination certificate by Nairobi County Returning Officer, Albert Gogo at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday, August 14.

"Therefore as the county returning officer, l hereby declare Sakaja declared the Governor of Nairobi city county upon garnering 699,392 votes. congratulations the governor-elect, "Gogo announced amid cheers by his supporters.

In his victory speech, Sakaja said he was confident of clinching the Gubernatorial seat amidst several fights from his 'enemies'.

"I want to thank God and the people of Nairobi for believing in me and giving me this mandate and task of serving them as the governor of Nairobi.

"I want to thank my family for allowing me to go through this process. I also thank my Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri for agreeing to be my assistant to serve the people of Nairobi, " Sakaja said.

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