Tension in Jubilee After Sakaja Presents Nomination Papers & Sonko Complains of Sabotage

  • Trouble is looming in the Jubilee Party following new unfoldings that are likely to dismantle the bond between a section of politicians who united to ouster Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.

    Under a union dubbed Team Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, Dagoretti South's Dennis Waweru and Bishop Margaret Wanjiru earlier announced they were committed to working together.

    However, this unity could be on the brink of a fall out after Sakaja on Thursday presented his nomination papers to the Jubilee Secretariat and announced that he would be running for the Senatorial seat.

    The legislator was in the company of Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh, and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at the Jubilee Party headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi.

    Other reports also indicated that Mr Waweru was now opting to defend his Dagoretti South seat.

    At the same time, Senator Sonko has also launched a complaint alleging that there was a deliberate plan by the Criminal Investigation Department to delay the process of issuing him with a Certificate of Good Conduct, which is one of the requirements being demanded by the Party.

    In an interview with the Standard, Sonko alleged that a senior official in President Uhuru Kenyatta's office was behind the plan which would ensure he fails to present his papers by the Friday deadline and thus lock him out of the primaries.

    This comes a day after Nairobi Gubernatorial aspirant Peter Kenneth presented his nomination papers for the Nairobi top seat.

    This new move could see Team Nairobi, which was against Kenneth's bid, fall out.