Bishop Margaret Wanjiru insists she is the ideal running mate for Nairobi governor aspirant Mike Mbuvi Sonko.
Wanjiru claims Sonko needs an experienced hand in politics as well as mobilisation capacity to enable Jubilee Party wrestle the seat from Dr Evans Kidero of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
She also reminded Sonko that it would be a mistake if he abandoned members of ‘Team Nairobi’ that was vigorously opposed to the candidature of Peter Kenneth, considered as a Johnny-come-lately by some Jubilee supporters.
Sonko faced stiff competition from Kenneth while seeking the Jubilee ticket. He led Team Nairobi that brought together Bishop Wanjiru and Johnson Sakaja, among others.
The bishop contested for the governor’s seat and came a distant third behind Sonko and Kenneth.
“Team Nairobi should stick together in order to deliver Nairobi. I believe Sonko’s victory can largely be attributed to the team work we exhibited during our familiarisation campaigns with voters,” said Wanjiru.
She cautioned Sonko against giving the deputy governor seat to the highest bidder, arguing that loyalty and ability should be the guiding factors in choosing a running mate.
“If it is about money, we already have enough for a serious campaign. He should also consider gender, church, grassroots networking and mobilisation ability. I think I will add value to his government, both technically and politically,” stated Wanjiru.