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Tim Wanyonyi Takes Break From Nairobi Politics

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and Westlands Member of Parliament Tim Wanyonyi, on Friday, April 22, 2022.
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According to Alutalala Mukhwana, chief of protocol and legal counsel for Wanyonyi, the politician was still weighing his options on whether he should still vie for the Nairobi Gubernatorial seat. 

Mukhwana noted that Wanyonyi is also evaluating the second option of remaining in Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party and defending his Westlands parliamentary seat as announced by ODM party leader, Raila Odinga, on Friday, April 22.

 On the other hand, Wanyonyi can opt to run on a joint ticket in the Kenya Kwanza coalition by deputizing Nairobi Senator, Johnson Sakaja, who has already secured a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket. 

Mheshimiwa is going to make an announcement in the next two weeks on his next move,” Mukhwana stated.

On the decision of Azimio La Umoja to pick Polycarp Igathe as the gubernatorial candidate and Philip Kaloki as his running mate, Mukhwana noted that the former Nairobi deputy governor represented ideologies for the minority and not the interests of the Nairobi residents in general. 

“They have forced him out of the race in favour of a political novice who represents capitalistic interests,” stated Mukhwana.

The announcement by Wanyonyi comes three days after meeting Sakaja at a city hotel. The meeting between the two raised political questions, with a section of political pundits opining that it was a very strong political statement. A source revealed that the meeting was based on the duo’s mutual interests in Nairobi politics.

“Both leaders have chosen to run and ultimately seek to work to represent the aspirations of their constituents,” our source stated.

“It is clear in their mantras, Sakaja’s being Let’s Make Nairobi Work and Tim’s being Sio Mimi, Ni Sisi, both allude that it is about the people and that resolve cuts across the political divide.”Sakaja’s deputy will be unveiled in the next coming days,” the source added.

As it stands, Igathe will battle it out with Sakaja for the county’s top job.

 

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