Nairobi governor Ann Kananu has declared his interest to retain the seat in the August 2022 general polls.
The city government said her silence should not be mistaken that she is not interested in defending her position.
“For those who think that I’m weak, I have tasted and I’m
living it and I want to tell them that I’m here to stay,” Kananu said.
Kananu was sworn in as Nairobi’s third and first female.
The governor on November 16, 2021, following the impeachment of the former Governor Mike Sonko.
“I shall strive to uphold the constitutional provisions, notably: Chapter 6 on leadership and integrity; Article 10 on National Values and Principles of Governance; and Article 232 on Values and Principles of
Public Service. I can confidently state that with your support, I am up to the task and I will serve you to the very best of my ability,” stated Kananu.
“To women out there don’t be afraid because this is our year of victory. Let us come in big numbers and vie for elective positions in the coming elections,” she said.
“Let us meet pale kwa uwanja pamoja, tushindane lakini tuhakikishe (let us meet in the ballot and compete but ensure) that whatever we are doing is for the good of Nairobians and for the people.”
Kananu is expected to battle it out with Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi, Makadara Mp George Aladwa, former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Businesswoman Agnes Kagure and President for
Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), Richard Ngatia.
However, Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi is the only one who has officially launched his bid for the gubernatorial seat.