ODM party leader Raila Odinga has said that he has seen the light and will give Tim Wanyonyi the 2027 ODM ticket for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat. Raila said he regrets persuading Tim Wanyonyi to drop his bid for Governor during the last election in favor of Polycarp Igathe.
Raila added that Wanyonyi will easily deliver the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in 2027. “If we won the seats of Senate, Woman Rep, majority MCAs, and MPs, how then would we have failed the governor’s seat,” he said. “I regret because I was the one who was told to ask Tim (Wanyonyi) to drop his bid for governor for Igathe,” he added.
Moreover, Raila lauded Wanyonyi describing him as dependable, humble, and loyal despite painfully stepping down for Igathe. “Tim Wanyonyi, we have come far with him. He knows his work, is well-educated, understands the law, and economics and he can serve in a bigger capacity. He has to be given the chance,” Raila said.
During the last elections, Nairobians warmed up to him. Through his Ni Sisi, Si Mimi rallying call, Tim Wanyonyi had managed to win the hearts of Nairobians within a very short time. He had become a movement.
The man had a great plan for Nairobi. From making the streets clean to addressing the perennial drainage menace, from handling the traffic nightmare to getting rid of cartels who have made City Hall their home.
He had a plan to streamline the land issues within the city, enable small and medium enterprises in Nairobi to thrive through a friendly business environment, and reduce the cost of doing business, among others.
He had plans for senior citizens, women, children, and the homeless. He had something good for the Matatu sector. The man, indeed, was destined to make Nairobi great.
Then the unthinkable happened. When the hopes of the people were so high, so elated, Tim Wanyonyi’s position as a candidate was taken over by someone else, corporate wanderer, Polycarp Igathe.
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