Sonko: I'll campaign for Igathe to be next Nairobi governor

Sonko said he has no political vendetta against Igathe.

In Summary

•Sonko said the two have been consulting even after Igathe resigned during Sonko's reign.

•He also said there are no permanent enemies in politics.

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko
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Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has promised to support Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance Nairobi governor seat candidate Polycarp Igathe.

Speaking to KTN News on Sunday, Sonko said he has no political vendetta against Igathe.

"Polycarp Igathe is my good friend. Ni pressure ilimshinda. Unajua Nairobi lazima uende na roho juu(He was just overwhelmed by pressure. You Nairobi politics requires extra determination to sail through)," Sonko said.

He said he was still consulting with Igathe even after he resigned as deputy governor.

The former Nairobi Governor noted that Igathe was under pressure and that is why he resigned.

"We have been friends even after he resigned. We have been talking even now we are talking," Sonko said.

Sonko also denounced claims that he did not involve Igathe during the appointment of County Executive Members.

"Igathe was fully involved and there were ministers who were his appointees," Sonko said.

"He is my good friend, I wish him well na since ni candidate wa Azimio any time I will go and campaign for him."

Sonko's remarks come after the  Azimio-One Kenya Alliance officially unveiled its political lineup for Nairobi.

Raila on Friday announced Igathe will fly the Azimio flag in Nairobi and will be deputized by Philip Kaloki.

"Senate candidate is ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna, and Woman Rep candidate will be Esther Passaris," Raila said.