Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Photo: Nairobi Wire/nairobiwire.com
Fresh revelations have emerged after reports claimed that Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and President Uhuru Kenyatta met on Thursday night to discuss the contested gubernatorial race between the Senator and former MP Peter Kenneth.
According to The Sunday Standard, Uhuru stressed the importance of a united Jubilee in Nairobi politics so as to unseat Governor Evans Kidero.
"We want to make sure that Sonko and Kenneth are on one ticket in which one is governor and the other his running mate but with a clear power-sharing agreement," This is what the president said according to the source.
The weekly further wrote that it was after the Thursday meeting that Sonko was cleared for nominations by the Jubilee party on Friday.
According to the report, Jubilee strategists have now been tasked with the duty of ensuring that Sonko and Kenneth work together.
Plans are underway to ensure a 50-50 power-sharing agreement between Sonko and Kenneth which will be put down in a document that will be deposited with the Registrar of Political Parties.
"We think it will be a lot more logical to unite the two Jubilee candidates instead of their continued in fightings so as to defeat Kidero. The idea is to get them to agree to a50-50 power-sharing deal. Whoever is the governor candidate then should also agree to reimburse parts of costs incurred by the other in the campaign before signing the agreement," a source within Jubilee Party said.
However, following Sonko's outburst on Citizen TV on Sunday, the deal looks unlikely after the Senator publicly said he is not ready to step aside for Kenneth or even becoming his running mate.