Nairobi gubernatorial seat hopefuls Johnson Sakaja and Margaret Wanjiru brought a ‘Kenya Kwanza’ whistle-stop rally at the City Park to a halt on Tuesday, after Sakaja’s supporters reportedly booed the woman of the cloth.

A video that has since gone viral shows a visibly angry Wanjiru speaking animatedly while gesticulating with her arms during the vote-hunting tour of Nairobi. 

Bishop Wanjiru, who is seeking to be the next city boss on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, accused Sakaja of inciting his followers against her. 

“I deserve respect, we are both leaders here in Nairobi,” Wanjiru demanded amid jeers from the crowd. 

Sakaja, the current Nairobi Senator, did not address the allegations, but appealed to the crowd to allow all the candidates an opportunity to sell their agenda.

“Everyone has a right to be listened to, please let’s stop this,” Senator Sakaja pleaded. 

The coming together of the ANC, Ford Kenya and UDA parties now sets the two leaders who are angling for the Nairobi top seat on a collision course, with the polls some 7 months away. 

Sakaja and Wanjiru are among several politicians who have expressed interest in unseating the incumbent Governor Anne Kananu.

Others include businesswoman Anne Kagure, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Richard Ngatia, and outgoing Westlands MP Timothy Wanyonyi.

Courtesy Citizen Digital

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