Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Miguna Miguna on Saturday unveiled his running mate.
Miguna settled on 24 year old James Karihe Gathungu, a former student leader at Laikipia University. Miguna told the media that he is seeking to inject youth blood into Nairobi leadership.
“Kenyans have functioning brains. They can tell the difference a transformative leadership and one based on impunity. And we are not afraid of anybody. They can come with any money they have stolen and we will deal with them,” he said during the unveiling ceremony.
Miguna is hoping to replace Kidero as an independent candidate, and he said it is within his constitutional right to do so. “Independent candidates are not going to beg anyone to run. We are occupying a space guaranteed by the constitution.”
Mr. Gathungu graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Laikipia University.
He described Miguna as a great man who will make a great governor.
“And I am proud to run with a man who will be one of the great governors of this century, Miguna Miguna. Our faith that we can shape a better future is what the Nairobi dream is all about,” he said.
“A future free of huge traffic jams, a future where Nairobi will compete to be the best investment destination globally. The promise of our county is that the rules are fair. If you work hard and play by the rules, you can earn your share of Nairobi’s blessings.” Gathungu added.
Additional reporting by Nation