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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiguru, Sakaja formally declare bid for Nairobi Governor seat in Jubilee meeting

Former CS Anne Waiguru at La Mada hotel on Monday. Photo/Courtesy
Former CS Anne Waiguru at La Mada hotel on Monday. Photo/Courtesy

Anne Waiguru has formally confirmed she will vie for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the 2017 general election.

The former Devolution Cabinet Secretary made the announcement during a Jubilee meeting at La Mada Hotel, Nairobi on Monday.

The meeting was to spearhead the merger of all Jubilee parties in Nairobi.

Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja who is also the TNA Chairman and former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru also declared their interest in the seat.

"I'm running for Nairobi Governor seat. Kindly treat this as not being a rumour and hopefully my running mate will be from Central Kenya," Sakaja said.

They will battle it out against current Governor Evans Kidero.

Waiguru's declaration comes after she told a women's gathering at Ufungamano House she would pray and consult before making a decision to enter politics.

The 200 women, drawn from the 17 constituencies in Nairobi, urged Waiguru to join politics and complete the projects she initiated at the National Youth Service.

A week later, the former CS indicated she was consulting President Uhuru Kenyatta over the decision.

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