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Luhyas back Sonko, Sakaja for Nairobi governor, senator seats

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Nairobi senator Mike Sonko and senatorial aspirant Johnson Sakaja at the All African Churches Conference hall, Nairobi, where they were endorsed by members from the Luhya community to vie for Nairobi governor seat and senator seat respectively at the August 8 elections, Saturday, July 29. /COURTESY

Hundreds of members from the Luhya community living in Nairobi on Saturday endorsed Senator Mike Sonko’s bid for Nairobi governor seat.

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The group, numbering about 1000, consisted of members from 18 Luhya sub tribes drawn from all the 17 constituencies.

The meeting which was organized by Team Sonko was held at the All African Churches Conference hall, Nairobi.

Sonko and his deputy Polycarp Igathe are seeking to dethrone incumbent governor Evans Kidero of ODM at the August polls.

The duo are the Jubilee party nominees for the seat.

The seat has also attracted the interest of Peter Kenneth and Miguna Miguna who are both running as independent candidates.

Others are Waweru Godfrey and Mumo Michael.

The Luhya delegation also endorsed Johnson Sakaja for the Nairobi senator seat.

The endorsement could prove to be a boost to Sonko who a recent opinion poll suggested was enjoying equal popularity with Kidero within Nairobi.

The survey by Infotrak released on Friday said the two were tied at 45 per cent on popularity barometer with just nine days to the polls.

The poll said Sakaja (Jubilee) enjoys a 50 per cent backing by those surveyed followed by his closest rival ODM’s Edwin Sifuna at 28 per cent.

The other contestants for both seats had less than 5 per cent approval rating.

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