RUNNING MATE INTERVIEWS

It wasn't an interview, Chege says after facing Azimio panel

"Despite the outcome, I will stand with Azimio and keep supporting Raila."

In Summary

• Chege lauded Jubilee Party for forwarding her name to the panel, the board for welcoming her as the first interviewee and Kenyans for their support.

• Chege added that she has enough political experience having been a member of the National Assembly for the last 10 years.

Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege after facing the Azimio seven member panel at Serena Hotel on May 9,2022.
Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege after facing the Azimio seven member panel at Serena Hotel on May 9,2022.
Image: ENOS TECHE

Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege has expressed high hopes in landing the Azimio running mate job as the interviews started on Monday at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.

Speaking to the media after facing the Azimio Running mate Selection Panel on Monday, she said the session was not really an interview but just a conversation with the panellists.

"The panel just wanted to know some details about me and what I bring to the table. I would say it was really not an interview but a conversation," she added.

The vocal politician said that the panel is looking to know the aspirants and what strengths they bring to the presidency team.

However, she said that she will respect the outcome of the interviews and will still stand with Azimio even if she fails to clinch the running mate slot.

"I know my chances are high but whatever the outcome I will respect the decision. I will stand with Azimio and keep supporting ODM leader Raila Odinga."

She said that she will bring gender equality to the presidential team and appealed to women across the nation to support her.

She noted that she has enough political experience having been a member of the National Assembly for the last 10 years and been the chair of both the education and health committee.

"My connections are good and I know I know I'm able to support my candidate," the Woman Rep said.

Chege lauded Jubilee Party for forwarding her name to the panel, the board for welcoming her as the first interviewee and Kenyans for their support.

"For those that have been praying for me, I tell them to continue praying but it's just not about me but Azimio forming the next government."

Chege is competing against Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc leader Martha Karua, KANU boss Gideon Moi, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Peter Kenneth (Jubilee Party), Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.

Others are Stephen Torus of the National Liberal Party, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Agriculture CS Peter Munya. 

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