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Uhuru urges Peter Kenneth to throw in the towel, back Sonko

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Nairobi governorship independent candidate Peter Kenneth to throw in the towel and back Jubilee’s Mike Sonko.

The President spoke strongly for Jubilee’s candidates in Nairobi, including Johnson Sakaja for Senator and Rachel Shebesh for Women’s Representative. He also urged support for local MP and MCA candidates.

“I want to ask Peter Kenneth to respect the will of the people of Nairobi,” said President Kenyatta.

“We do not want to leave Nairobi to Evans Kidero who has been harassing locals and small business owners.

Kenneth lost the Jubilee ticket to Sonko during the party primaries.

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“We asked you to choose your leaders in the nominations and you did. We have said we will respect that. Now please, choose those  leaders for us,” he said.

“Sonko is the man for the job in Nairobi. In 2013, we divided the votes as Jubilee. Please vote in Jubilee leaders from MCA all the way to President.”

President Kenyatta assured Nairobians that Jubilee had picked a team that understands their needs unlike the opposition, which has rundown the city.

“We know you have suffered under the current county leadership but we assure you that Sonko and his team will transform that,” President Kenyatta said.

Sonko has tapped Polycarp Igathe to be his running mate.