Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko was yesterday installed a Kamba elder and given the nod to vie for Nairobi City County governor’s seat.
In a ceremony attended by Kamba elders led by Kamba Clans Governing Council chairman Boniface Syengo at his Mua Hills farm in Machakos county yesterday, Sonko’s bid received the community’s blessing.
The elders vowed to work with the Jubilee administration for the sake of development and told off Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama for endorsing the incumbent Dr Evans Kidero, who is defending his seat on an ODM party ticket.
“Those who endorsed other people in Nairobi should prepare for a resounding defeat because we have blessed our own son,” said Syengo.
Two months ago, Muthama met all Kamba community members living in the city in a bid to consolidate re-election of Kidero. Sonko thanked the elders for believing in his leadership ability and vowed to improve the living standards of city residents if elected in August 8 General Election.
“If I capture the governor’s seat, I will never forget my roots,” he said. The Jubilee governor’s seat candidate was accompanied by his running mate Polycap Igathe, among other leaders.
The community leaders reaffirmed the community’s support for President Uhuru Kenyatta because there is no presidential candidate from the region. Sonko and Igathe have kicked off a 19-days campaign blitz ahead of the manifesto launch today.
Yesterday, Igathe, who left the corporate world to join politics, scoured Gikomba market where his main message was creating new market spaces while his boss combed through Roysambu, Kasarani, Ruaraka, and the larger Embakasi.