As the race to replace former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko gains momentum, details have emerged over the most suitable candidate that is likely to succeed Sonko as the next Governor for Nairobi County.
The embattled former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko was impeached on Thursday, December, 17 2020 on the grounds of graft, corruption, abuse of office among other allegations. Since then, several people including; politicians and technocrats have expressed their interests to vie for the Nairobi Gubernatorial seat.
Details have emerged that the self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) general Miguna Miguna is currently leading in the race for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
This is according to a mock vote that was conducted during Kiss100 FM show hosted by Kamene and Jalas. The mock vote dubbed as Hunt for the next Nairobi governor begins #KameneAndJalas@Kiss100kenya@ThisIsJalas ranked Miguna Miguna in position one with 73% of votes, former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo came in second with 15%, former Gatanga Member of Parliament was third with 12% while Former Starehe Member of Parliament Bishop Margaret Wanjiru came in last with 0% votes.
The exiled lawyer declared his interest for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat that fell vacant following the impeachment of Mike Mbuvi Sonko on Saturday, December 19, 2020.
“Having received competent legal advice from Waikwa Wanyoike on December 19, 2020, I, Miguna Miguna, a Kenyan citizen by birth and registered voter in Nairobi, hereby declare my candidature for the position of governor of Nairobi in the upcoming by-election. Volunteers are welcomed,” he twitted.
However, Miguna Miguna will have to battle it out with a number of individuals who have also declared their interest during Nairobi Gubernatorial by-election including; former Starehe Member of Parliament, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth, former Dagoretti South Member of Parliament Dennis Waweru and former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.
Miguna Miguna had vied for the Nairobi Gubernatorial seat back in 2017 and came fourth with less than 10,000 votes against Sonko who won with 832,750 votes.
This comes after Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura had been sworn in to take over the Nairobi Governorship from Sonko for the next 60 days before by-election is conducted.