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Details of the power play in Governor Sonko’s ouster and replacement

New details have emerged into the power play that took place at the Senate during former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s ouster and the subsequent plans to replace him.

The new details outline how strings pulled at the senate from the handshake partners to enable a successful ejection of the former County boss, and a new plot to present a perfect ticket for the by-elections.

Reports indicate that top jubilee strategists are planning a handshake duo ticket for the mini polls, with President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga planning a joint ticket for the race.

In the revelation, the ruling jubilee party is to produce the Governor, while ODM will field his running mate in a war where President Kenyatta is likely to lock horns with his Deputy William Ruto.

“There could be a meeting as early as next week to firm up the agreement. Since the impeached governor was Jubilee, the consensus is to have Jubilee produce governor candidate and ODM deputy governor,” said the source.

“The two parties enjoy massive support in Nairobi, therefore we don’t expect any strong competition,” added the source.

The Standard report that at the center of Sonko’s ouster was President Kenyatta piling pressure on the senate to ouster the governor and Majority whip Irungu Kang’ata engaging the process.   

This is after the DP’s Tanga Tanga allied senators were last Thursday trounced by the handshake combined when they overwhelmingly voted to ouster the former County chief.

Following the successful impeachment, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru also declared herself as the hustler nation candidate and is likely to face off with the handshake candidate in the upcoming mini polls.

Recently Dagoretti South lawmaker Dennis Waweru openly asking for Uhuru and Raila’s support for the position dung the BBI signature collections.

“We have seen the clouds gathering in Nairobi. And now that I have passed the exams, nimetosha (I am capable),” said Mr. Waweru in the presence of Raila when he received collected signatures at the BBI secretariat.

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