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Has Tim Wanyonyi Endorsed Sakaja’s Nairobi Gubernatorial Bid? The Truth

Kenya Kwanza Alliance’s Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Johnson Sakaja shared his photos with Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi on his social media raising eyebrows.

His post came just hours after the Azimio One Kenya Alliance announced that Wanyonyi, who was also eyeing the Nairobi’s top seat, had shelved his ambition and would instead defend his parliamentary seat.

Sakaja captioned the photos “Khulialala”, a Luhya word meaning we are together, seemingly insinuating that Wanyonyi had endorsed his gubernatorial candidature.

From the meeting, some netizens argued that maybe Wanyonyi had shifted his allegiance to Kenya Kwanza which is led by Deputy President William Ruto, after being ‘unfairly’ denied the Azimio ticket to contest for the city’s top seat.

However, speaking to, Wanyonyi denied endorsing Sakaja as it had been widely circulated.

The lawmaker said his meeting with the senator was only brief and was purely coincidental.

Wanyonyi also vehemently denied speculations that he was on his way to the Kenya Kwanza, saying he was in Azimio to stay.

Johnson Sakaja (r) and Tim Wanyonyi. PHOTO | COURTESY

Sakaja’s post elicited varied reactions.

Ian Tanui said: “When you come together, great things happen.

“Emmanuel Masinde said: “I’m a voter in Nairobi and I will vote you but the truth be said you’ll not change anything in Nairobi.”

Danko Dan Wa Dady said: “Good move , sons of Mulembe must be respected, Luhyas have no stake in Azimio.”

Musungu Arthur said: “I love this, stick together and let’s send the septuagenarian project to retirement.”

Antony Mukavane said: “Sakaja has now a very big task since all the Centrals and the Kambas plus supporters of Azimio will vote the professional administrator lgathe. Sakaja will fail terribly.”

Njoroge Wa Ndwaru said: “This is a Sure bet, mulembe nation reloaded, plus Hon. Sakaja cuts across party lines and represents the youth factor, Congratulations.”

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Celestine Nanjala Mukoa said: “My hands might not stretch enough to reach you Sakaja but in my prayers your closer. I wish you all the best with our home king Tim all the best. You’ve been always my all-time senator.”

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