Tim Wanyonyi denies plan to work with Kenya Kwanza Gubernatorial candidate for Nairobi County, Johnson Sakaja.
Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has denied plans to work with Sakaja after speculations regarding his political future.
Wanyonyi was responding after Kenya Kwanza Alliance gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja claimed that they were in talks to work together ahead of the August 9 polls.
Speaking at the Hustler Centre on Wednesday after receiving his UDA party nomination certificate, Sakaja said he had met with the legislator on several occasions.
He added that their teams were still discussing the modalities of working together ahead of the August 9, polls.
“From the polls and statistics, he was my closest competitor but when we sat together after he was replaced by someone else, I sympathised with him and agreed to work together,” Sakaja said.
“Our teams are working together and more details will be out in due course. The vision for our great county and having what is in your heart done is important.”
However, Tim Wanyonyi now says he is firmly in the ODM party and the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition.
Tim Wanyonyi denies speculations
In a video he shared on Twitter, Wanyonyi said that he will be defending his MP seat.
“I am ready to serve the people of Westlands for the third time and I remain firmly in my party ODM and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya. To all my supporters thank you for believing in me, the dream lives on,” he said.
After being elbowed out of the governor’s race, the MP embarked on giving mixed signals on his political future.
Wanyonyi is making his political position known for the first time since the Azimio granted the Nairobi governorship ticket to Jubilee’s Polycarp Igathe.
Being seen with Sakaja on the day he resigned and afterwards making statements on social media that purportedly suggested he was reconsidering his political future caused some consternation among his supporters.
The politician has denied the allegations, claiming that his leadership ideology has always been and will continue to be about the people.
“Leadership has been about serving people. This has been my philosophy for the past 15 years and I’m confident it shall remain so. As I have said before, it has never been about me, it shall never be about me. it will always b about the people. Si mimi ni sisi.”