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Bishop Wanjiru dares rivals to face her in city governor contest

Monday, January 31st, 2022 01:03 | By
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru.PHOTO/COURTESY

Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru yesterday dared her opponents in the Nairobi county governor race to face her at the party primaries.

Wanjiru said she does not fear nominations even after the newly formed alliance between Deputy President William Ruto and Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, an ally of Mudavadi, is also vying for the seat.

Acknowledging the recent pact between Ruto and Mudavadi, the former Starehe MP said nothing would stop her from bidding for governor and dared Sakaja to face her during the primaries.

“I know there are people who joined our house recently but we are telling them to be ready for a fierce contest. We are ready for the primaries any time, any moment,” she said.

Speaking in Nairobi yesterday, Bishop Wanjiru said she was the first person to announce that she would vie for the governorship seat hence nothing would stop her from fighting until the end.

“We welcome visitors but they should understand how our house operates. For the last one year I have been moving in all corners of the capital selling my agenda. Most of the people in Nairobi know and understand what I am capable of doing. Why should I be afraid of someone who has not been on the ground?” She posed.

Key to her agenda, Wanjiru says, will b dealing with the perennial water problems that have bedevilled the city.

Already, she has settled on Hospital Hill Ward Patrick Musili as her deputy, a key strategy she says will help her clinch the Kamba vote.

Sakaja on the other hand says the UDA-ANC pact would be perfect for his candidature.
The vocal senator said that any route the party will go he will be comfortable with since he is confident of his support base.

“They might decide let us do nominations. I am ready for that. Do we say this party is given this? I am ready for that, too,” he said.

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