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Mike Sonko Picks Vivo Boss Polycarp Igathe As Running Mate

Vivo Energy boss Polycarp Igathe PHOTO/COURTESY

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has picked Vivo MD Polycarp Igathe as his running mate in the Nairobi governorship race.

Vivo Energy boss Igathe reportedly made the announcement today after holding meetings with Sonko at his office.

Sonko has been openly looking for a running mate, even going as far as asking the opinion of his followers on his social media pages.

The announcement of Igathe as Sonko’s running mate means that the senator has gone against his MOU with former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, which stated that whoever loses in the primaries, becomes the winner’s running mate.

Sonko defeated former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and Wanjiru in the nominations. He got 138,185 votes while Kenneth and Wanjiru got 62,504 and 7,654 respectively.