Senator Sakaja ran on the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) platform, while Igathe, a business executive, ran on the Jubilee banner.
Indirectly pitting DP William Ruto against his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta, was the scandal surrounding Sakaja's fabricated academic papers, which captivated the nation.
As the capital of Kenya, Nairobi is the strategic devolved unit under the supervision of any national government, with billions of shillings available to the governor.
The competition for parliamentary seats has been reduced to a contest between the coalition of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya, led by Raila Odinga, and the Kenya Kwanza, led by Deputy President William Ruto.
Ruto's side is already nursing wounds from the loss of Embakasi West and Lang'ata MPs George Theuri and Nixon Korir, who admitted defeat on Wednesday before the IEBC revealed the results.
There are 17 sub-counties and 85 wards in Nairobi. According to the 2019 Population and Housing Census, there were 4,397,071 people living in Nairobi.
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