Deputy President William Ruto has endorsed former Starehe MP Bishop Margret Wanjiru’s bid for the Nairobi Governor seat.
Speaking at the House of Hope Church in Kayole, Nairobi on Sunday, Ruto said Wanjiru is the most suitable candidate for the seat because she understands hustlers’ problems.
“Wanjiru is our candidate as hustlers in Nairobi and we will rally behind her in the upcoming by-election,” Ruto told the congregants.
“Na mimi nawahakikishia ya kwamba safari hii, hii Nairobi tutainyorosha.”
The endorsement comes a day after the newly registered United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, which has been linked to Ruto, picked Wanjiru as its candidate in the Nairobi gubernatorial by-election.
She was issued with a nomination certificate during the party’s official launch at its offices in Kilimani, Nairobi on Friday.
UDA whose symbol is a wheelbarrow while its slogan is ‘Kazi ni Kazi’ rebranded from Party for Reforms and Democracy (PDR).
The Nairobi Governor's seat fell vacant following the impeachment of Mike Sonko on the grounds of gross violation of the Constitution and other laws, abuse of office, commission of crimes under the national laws, and lacking the mental capability to run the county government.