Nairobi Jubilee governorship candidate Mike Sonko yesterday got a major boost after the Kamba and Gema community leaders endorsed his election. The meeting held at All African Conferences of Churches was attended by among others Health CS Cleopa Mailu, Foreign Affairs PS Monica Juma, Insurance expert Sammy Makove and former EACC boss Mumo Matemu, among other Government officials.
The group led by Bishop Peter Njenga the co-chairman accompanied by members of the Akamba Governing Council said their endorsement came after scrutinising all candidates and settling on the Nairobi senator for his interest in development as well as respect to other communities.
“We jointly endorse Sonko as governor as well as his deputy Polycarp Igathe because they have a vision for Nairobi including provision of services which are much needed by residents yet they have been denied for the last several years,” said Bishop Njenga.
Boniface Kilonzo who spoke on behalf of the Akamba elders pleaded with members of the community in Nairobi to vote for Sonko and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
During the 2013 elections, Sonko garnered 808,705 votes in the city. [Daniel Psirmoi]