The moment the famous Jubilee party started developing cracks on its wall, that's when Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja's fame started dwindling bit by bit. It won't be an easy ride for Sakaja to succeed the incumbent due to various interested parties in the powerful seat. The following factors will make Sakaja lose the seat to his rivals and that will be the end of his rich political carrier.
One of the factors that might deny Sakaja votes in Nairobi is the tribal factor, the entrance of Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi in the race for the Nairobi seat complicated Sakaja's arithmetic. Both are from the Luyha community meaning that, instead of the community voting as a block, their votes will be split in the middle.
Senator Sakaja's soft spot for ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has also put him at crossroads with the voting masses in Nairobi. The Capital City is largely divided between ODM chief Raila and President Uhuru and anyone who supports the two will be the next governor for Nairobi. In that context, Sakaja will watch the seat slip away and he won't be able to do anything.
Last but not least is the entrance of a new kid on the block, a UDA party that has been breaking barriers around the country. UDA has Bishop Wanjiru who is a seasoned politician and the bishop will give other aspirants a run for their money.
Sakaja should do his calculation right for him to be the City-County boss because if he doesn't then he will be on the sidelines congratulating the winners.
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