Firebrand lawyer Miguna Miguna has reacted after Deputy President William Ruto endorsed Bishop Margret Wanjiru’s bid for the Nairobi Governor seat.
Through Twitter, Miguna questioned Ruto’s decision to throw his support behind Wanjiru, saying it goes against his so-called ‘hustler nation.’
"The Hustler Nation narrative/message is emotionally empowering to 99.9% of Kenyans. However, Kenyans deserve more than soundbites: They deserve leadership with integrity. Fronting Margaret Wanjiru for Nairobi is Anti-Hustlers," noted Miguna who has also expressed interests in the Nairobi Governor's seat.
Speaking at a church service in Nairobi’s Kayole estate on Sunday, Ruto declared Wanjiru as the hustlers’ candidate in the Nairobi gubernatorial election.
"Some have been told they will be given the seat in a boardroom and barroom meetings, others have been told the deep state will give them the seat but we know leadership comes from God and the people.”
“I urge that Nairobians vote in a candidate who cares about hustlers and that candidate is Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, we will give her our full support," Ruto said.
Last week, 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.
Wanjiru was issued with the party’s nomination certificate during the party’s official launch at its offices in Kilimani, Nairobi on Friday.
UDA whose symbol is a wheelbarrow rebranded from Party for Reforms and Democracy (PDR).
The Nairobi Governor's seat fell vacant following the impeachment of Mike Sonko who was found guilty of gross violation of the Constitution and other laws, abuse of office, the commission of crimes under the national laws, and lack of mental capacity to run the county government.