Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh will defend her seat, allaying speculation that she had been promised a Cabinet position to drop her bid.
Ms Shebesh said she decided to move on after negotiations to agree on compromise Jubilee candidates for Nairobi failed.
“It is only (Johnson) Sakaja who accepted to sacrifice. The rest refused,” Ms Shebesh said when she issued cheques to women groups to invest in business.
Mr Sakaja opted out of the gubernatorial race and presented nomination papers for the Senate seat.
Ms Shebesh said failure to strike a compromise on how to share positions was a normal occurrence in politics.
“You can try and it doesn’t work. It’s dynamics of politics. When people have hard positions and consensus can’t help, the only other way is to sort out through Mwananchi,” she said.
However, she said all Jubilee aspirants for Nairobi are willing to go to the nominations as a team and support those who will emerge as winners.
She expressed confidence the process will be free and fair.
“l will support whoever beats me in nominations,” she said.
She said the Nairobi governor position is important to Jubilee because the county is the backbone of the country.
” Uhuru can’t be president when he doesn’t have a good working relationship with the county (leadership),” Ms Shebesh said.
Jubilee is working hard behind the scenes to ensure the party takes over the governorship from ODM’s Evans Kidero.