Nairobi governor Anne Kananu bows out of gubernatorial race, to support Igathe
Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu has bowed out of the Nairobi gubernatorial race, and instead opted to support Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition candidate Polycarp Igathe.
Announcing the move, Kananu vowed to lead campaigns for Igathe's election in a fierce battle against Kenya Kwanza's Johnson Sakaja.
Kananu has further advised Azimio candidates against going independent, urging them to hold on to the coalition.
"I want to tell all Nairobians that you are safe under Igathe. Those in Azimio thinking of going independent, that won't help us,” Kananu said.
“Campaign tutaenda pamoja na mashinani tutaingia pamoja…Mahali tumebakisha na NMS tutakamilisha na Igathe," she added.
Igathe was unveiled as the joint candidate for the Raila Odinga-led alliance last week and will be deputised by Wiper's former Kibwezi MP Philip Kaloki who was also eying the seat.
Others who were forced to shelve their ambitions in favour of Igathe include Richard Ngatia and Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi.