Monday, June 20, 2022 –Politician Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s appeal to get cleared to vie for the Mombasa gubernatorial position through Wiper Party has been dismissed by IEBC.
Siting in Nairobi today Monday June 20, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC, dismissed Sonko’s appeal as in-consequential sealing the fate of the flamboyant politician who recently moved from Nairobi to Mombasa County for both political and business reasons.
Sonko had applied for the appeal seeking to be cleared to run for the Mombasa position on Wiper Democratic Party ticket of Kalonzo Musyoka.
He was vying for the Mombasa County seat which Orange Party ODM had already fronted a candidate in Mombasa, Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir, and therefore through the spirit of their coalition, Wiper was not supposed to field anybody in Region in what they describe as ‘political zoning’.
That vying of Mr. Sonko had created unnecessary animosity in Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya alliance as ODM continued to protest his irregular candidature.
This is because Nairobi County had been left for Jubilee and Wiper parties same to Kitui County which Raila candidate Charity Ngilu has already ceded ground for Julius Malombe and David Musila.