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Miguna Miguna’s second running mate takes off

Nairobi governor candidate Miguna Miguna has suffered a major blow after his running mate, Karen Wangenye, stepped down saying she can’t work with him.

Ms Wangenye cited poor working relations with the independent candidate for her decision to bail out nine days to the polls.

While addressing the press at a Nairobi hotel on Saturday, Ms Wangenye said she has chosen to be transparent to the public.

“If a team player is not compatible with his people then they are not fit to be in any office,” she said.

WORKING TEAM

“I will not want to have the public deceived that the team they intend to vote in is a working team. For the team to work, the governor and his deputy need to be compatible and in agreement at all times and should be able to discuss where there are issues.”

Miguna settled on the 29-year-old sociology graduate from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa having previously paraded former student leader James Gathungu as his running mate.

Miguna is seeking to oust Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero in a race that also includes Senator Mike Sonko and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth.