May 24, 2024

Dejected Tim Wanyonyi Left The Meeting As Raila Unveiled Nairobi Azimio Team

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Tim Wanyonyi Left The Meeting As Raila Odinga Unveiled The Azimio Team For Nairobi Elective Seats At KICC.

Dejected Tim Wanyonyi was seen leaving KICC accompanied by his supporters as Raila Odinga unveiled the Azimio line-up for the August elections.

Reports had indicated that Wanyonyi had declined joining the KICC meeting but later joined the teams where the consultations were taking place.

It had been reported that Wanyonyi was to deputize Igathe after a deal brokered by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Statehouse Thursday evening.

However, in an address to journalists, Wanyonyi said he would respect the party’s decision on who to get the ticket, but said he will not agree to deputize Igathe.

During the unveiling of the Nairobi lineup, Mr. Odinga however announced that Wanyonyi had agreed to shelve his ambitions, and will be seeking to be re-elected as the Westlands Member of Parliament.

“There were other contestants in this seat who have decided to step down. Tim Wanyonyi will now go back to defend his seat in Westlands Constituency,” he stated.

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The meeting took hours with small groups assembling in different corners in consultations.

Odinga who was flanked by Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka announced that Polycarp Igathe will fly the Governor’s flag in the elections and will be deputized by Philip Kaloki.

Odinga also revealed that the slot for the Nairobi County Assembly Speaker has been reserved for the Orange Democratic Movement.

ODM Secretary Edwin Sifuna will vie for the Senate seat while Esther Passaris will defend her Woman Representative seat.

Businesswoman Agnes Kagure who left before the announcement said she will be vying as an independent candidate.

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) President Richard Ngatia also shelved his ambitions and will be appointed the President’s special envoy for trade.

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