Johnson Arthur Sakaja.
Apart from the issues of credibility where he presented one document as a degree certificate to be cleared by IEBC in 2017 and a different one last month, Sakaja enjoys a remarkable following. Having been born and bred in the city, Sakaja is better appraised of the day-to-day challenges facing Nairobians. Little wonder his manifesto captures details such as garbage collection and hiving the city into 5 boroughs for better administration.
Sakaja is slowly and meticulously closing the gap between Igathe and himself. This poll was carried out two weeks ago.
His closest rival Polycarp Igathe is the man born with the golden spoon who appears to be able to transform every corporation he has handled. Igathe has the superiority of managing institutions and turning around those that do not perform well.
Igathe's handicap may be that he joined the race by prompting from external influences. Whatever the powerful clique behind his candidature the people of Nairobi would not want a puppet governor.
He may not cast the figure of an executive and probably has rumors hovering around his head of involvement in the Nairobi wash-wash cartels but Johnson Arthur Sakaja is emerging as a frontrunner in the Nairobi gubernatorial race.
Already a delegation of Muslim leaders from the 85 Wards in Nairobi has paid him a consultative visit. Sakaja is no walkover.
On Friday backed by leaders from the Mulembe community, Sakaja met delegations in Makadara Constituency. Present during the occasion were among others Amani National Congress leader Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi and Ford-Kenya leader Moses Masika Wetangula commonly known as the 5th.
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