Controversial billionaire businessman Harun Mwau has entered the already crowded Nairobi gubernatorial race.
Mwau has expressed interest in battling Kidero and Sonko on a Party of Independent Candidates of Kenya (PICK) ticket.
The former Kilome MP has been out in the political cold since 2013 when he lost the Makueni senatorial race to the late Mutula Kilonzo. He then again lost the by-election to Mutula Kilonzo jnr.
Speaking to journalists on Saturday after a party retreat, PICK Secretary General Justus Amito and Youth Congress Chairman Jasiel Njau said Mwau has the blessings of the members to go for the county top seat.
“We are confirming that our party leader John Mwau will run for the Nairobi Governor’s seat. We have spoken to him and he will make the formal announcement next week,” said Amito. “We have all agreed as youths to mobilize support for Mwau. He is an acclaimed businessman with a vast experience in both public service and politics. We endorse him because we know he has the ability to restore Nairobi back to its former glory,” Njau added.
The Secretary General made it clear that the party will not be aligned to either Cord or Jubilee.
“Our party members are free to decide who they wish to support for Presidency from any of the coalitions. But we shall field aspirants in all other leadership positions across the country,” he said.