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Likelihood Of A Handshake Candidate For Nairobi Contest As ODM Pulls Of Of The Race For Jubilee

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It appears that the stage is set for a field joint candidate in Nairobi for ODM and Jubilee following ODM’s move to pull out of the race after fielding their candidates earlier.

According to reports the two factions of the handshake are in intense negotiations to reach a deal with ODM likely to take the deputy governor post leaving the big seat to jubilee the party that previously held the post.

Jubilee cleared former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, who is also the Building Bridges Initiative co-chairman, and Ms Agnes Kagure to vie for the seat left vacant following the impeachment of the ruling party’s Mike Sonko.

ODM went with Women League president, Ms Beth Syengo, and former Homa Bay Governor candidate Mr Sam Wakiaga, to vie for the seat.

According to reports on daily, ODM is likely to field Ms Syengo who comes from the Kamba ethnic group and incidentally the community where the ousted governor Sonko hails from.

Should the arrangement materialize then it will be a Waweru and Syengo ticket for handshake team to battle it out with the rest. DP Ruto who’s known to field other candidates in by elections other than from his sponsoring jubilee party is said to be courting controversial Bishop Margaret Wanjiru for the hot contest.

Others who’ve declared their interests in the seat include exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna, Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu (whose fate is uncertain following EACC’s stand that he must pass integrity test, he currently faces corruption charges), Philip Kisia


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