The politics surrounding the Nairobi governorship is hotting up as Governor Evans Kidero brands Senator Mike Sonko’s running mate a “project”.
Kidero said Polycarp Igathe is the ‘latest project’ to be imposed by the Jubilee administration on the people of Nairobi. He added that the decision to pick the Vivo Energy boss signaled desperation by the ruling coalition to unseat him.
The governor who was speaking after meeting with African Inland Church bishops and pastors at AIC Miliman, said Sonko was forced by the party hierarchy to pick Igathe to circumvent his weakness.
“They have tried many projects which have never taken off starting with Eugene Wamalwa.”
“They came with another project, Peter Kenneth which also did not take off. They also had the project of Dennis Waweru. All their projects have failed so even this one of Igathe will fail in 81 days.”
The ODM governor reiterated that Nairobi was a NASA stronghold and will remain the same after the August 8 elections.
Polycarp Igathe, on the other hand, has described himself as “Mr. Fix it”, promising to restore the county’s glory. Speaking to KTN on Friday, the deputy Nairobi governorship candidate said:
“I am a Mr fix it. I love to be in the trenches and I am ‘ego-less’ because I do not take credit for what I have done.”
“Many take political office as an opportunity to enrich themselves but for me, this is a special opportunity not to attract value but to serve the people.”
“We want to ensure we align ourselves to the national agenda. We will leave no one behind.”
He went on to speak about what he has achieved in Vivo, taking the abandoned company to the top in less than four years. He also spoke on looting where he noted that he was well off and would not be taking a dime of the county’s funds.
“I am a faithful and God-fearing child of God and I am sure he will guide me as I deliver services to the people.”
Sonko and Igathe will face Governor Kidero (ODM) and Deputy Jonathan Mueke (Wiper).