MIKE SONKO TO VIE FOR MOMBASA GOVERNOR SEAT
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has joined the race for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat.
The Wiper Democratic Movement submitted Sonko’s name to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as among those cleared to participate in the party primaries.
The former Nairobi County boss will battle it out with Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo, who is also seeking the Wiper ticket.
The winner will face off with former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, who has been given the direct ticket for UDA.
The ODM ticket is a battle between Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir and Mombasa billionaire Suleiman Shabal.
Sonko was officially welcomed to Wiper by party leader Kalonzo Musyoka on March 25, with his team hinting that he was considering plans to reclaim his seat as Nairobi County boss.