Thirdway Alliance Party has settled on Miguna Miguna as its candidate in the Nairobi gubernatorial by-election scheduled for February 18th.
In a statement on Monday, the party said the Kenyan-Canadian lawyer’s candidature is a “chance to correct one of the greatest political mistakes of our generation.”
“…Nairobi deserves leadership devoid of ineptitude, unbridled, lust and gluttony for public resources which has defined it for the last eight years,” the party’s National Chairperson Miruru Waweru said in a statement to newsrooms.
He added: “As is his trademark, Dr. Miguna’s candidature is not separate from the virtues that he has fought for and which remain the defining hallmark of his public and private life.”
“It is time to drain this swamp of bad leadership and dismantle this rogue cartel hemorrhaging Nairobi.”
The party presented a power of attorney authorization to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to act on Miguna’s behalf.
“We expect all relevant agencies to take note of the High Court rulings and judgments regarding the citizenship of Miguna and act within the law,” Thirdway Alliance added.
Miguna, who was deported to Canada in 2018, declared his interest in the Nairobi Governor’s seat which fell vacant following the impeachment of Mike Sonko earlier this month.