President Uhuru Kenyatta is ready to mediate in the acrimony pitting Senator Mike Sonko and Peter Kenneth in the Nairobi governor seat contest.
Uhuru said yesterday he can hold talks with the parties involved but only if asked to do so. He, however, said he would prefer the candidates to resolve the dispute through the ballot.
Addressing a press conference at State House yesterday, the Head of State denied ever having endorsed Kenneth saying he only asked people from his home constituency to pray for him and others seeking the Jubilee ticket in today’s nominations.
“I did not endorse Kenneth, I only asked his people to pray for him as he seeks the party ticket, just as I have done with other candidates,” he said.
He said that neither he nor any member of the Jubilee leadership had a preferred candidate in the party primaries that kicks off today.
“Let me emphasise that there are no candidates favoured by the Jubilee Party leadership and I will work with the people that the wananchi elect and together we shall present to the nation our shared vision and agenda,” Uhuru, who is also the party leader, said.
He assured those who lose in the party primaries of continued engagement to drive the country’s development agenda.