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Sonko, Sakaja, Shebesh take early lead in Nairobi

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has taken a lead in the race to be the Jubilee Party candidate for the capital city’s governor’s seat.

In nine out of 17 constituencies, Sonko has managed 68,208 votes against Peter Kenneth’s 28,861 votes. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru is trailing with 5,282.

The nine constituencies are Dagoretti South, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Embakasi East, Langata, Kibra, Roysambu, Embakasi North and Mathare.

In the senatorial race, Johnson Sakaja is ahead with 55,562 votes against Mutinda Kavemba’s 5,174 votes. Badi Ali is third with 2,943 votes.

In the Woman Representative contest, Rachael Shebesh has also taken the lead with 33,658 votes with Millicent Omanga coming in second with 18,621 votes. Karen Nyamu has garnered an impressive 12,172 votes.