By Alex Mwambu,
It is now obvious that Sonko is going to name his deputy soon after giving four names out of which he will pick his deputy. It’s understood that the governor is still consulting with Jubilee leadership before submitting a name of the final candidate for vetting and approval by the county assembly. Sources reveal that Kagure has been the front runner for the position and was at one time touted as the next deputy governor before Miguna Miguna was nominated for the position. Sources reveal that Miguna Miguna was named but not Kagure because it was believed she was being pushed by the so called the cartels which made a section of majority of the MCAs prepare to reject her on the floor. A section of the MCAs are still against the name which has forced the governor to bring more names on board.
Sources reveal that Lawyer Nyamu stands high chances as she is a known Jubilee member who contested for the Jubilee Party’s Woman rep to the nomination level in 2017. She is a jovial and focused leader who is in good books with most of the Jubilee leaders. Bishop Wanjiru’s chances are limited by the fact that she is a mighty grassroot mobiliser and even she contested for the governor seat thus pose a threat to Sonko’s political career.
Nyamu is most prefered because she is not considered as a political heavy weight as others. For example Sonko believes if he picks Bishop Wanjiru, he will be grooming her for 2022 as the Nairobi governor. Besides, Wanjiru is the kind of a leader who can mobilize Nairobians against Sonko’s administration if things go bad. The governor is on record saying he will not vie for governorship again come 2022 but am of the opinion that his stand against corruption is not for free. The most recent act that amused me is his threats on land grabbers when he led his team to demolish a perimeter wall in South C. He used the occasion to issue an ultimatum to land grabbers in the city warning they will face forceful eviction from public land if they fail to vacate.
The governor supervised the demolition of a wall that had encroached on a road reserve along Access Road in South C. All these activities according to insiders are signs that Sonko will defend his seat. His game is plan to deliver services and then have voters press him to defend his seat and thats why he cannot dare give the deputy position to a very aggressive and ambitious personality more so one who ever went for his seat before.