Tim Wanyonyi runs for Nairobi governor in 2027

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has said he is ready to run for the Nairobi governorship in 2027.

Speaking on Tuesday, the Westlands MP said he intends to run for the seat and will not back down this time.

He said that in the last general election, he was considering the position but was told to resign due to the coalition agreement reached between ODM and the Jubilee party.

“Last time, I ran for the Nairobi governorship and launched my campaign in this church. I remember we discussed my candidacy with the pastors and they supported me and blessed me to go ahead with the campaign,” he said.

“Later they told me that it had something to do with the coalition and told me to compete for the deputy seat. But this time, that journey must last until the end, this time, whether they bring the coalition or not, my vehicle will not have gear back. gear.”

On 1 May 2022, Wanyonyi said he had agreed not to run for the county’s top job because his party leader Raila Odinga had been cleared to run for president under the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance.

The deal saw Azimio support Polycarp Igathe, who competed for the Jubilee ticket but lost to the current governor Johnson Sakaja of the UDA.

Sakaja won the gubernatorial election with 699,392 votes to Igathe’s 573,516 votes.

Wanyonyi, on the other hand, easily retained his seat as Westlands MP on the ODM list.

He garnered 58,408 votes to beat his closest rival, Nelson Havi, who garnered 19,550 votes.

Wanyonyi was first elected councilor of the defunct Nairobi City Council in the 2007 choice.

He would later run for and be elected MP for Westlands during the 2013 elections and defended the seat in the 2017 and 2022 general elections.

The deputy, who is the younger brother of the president of he National Assemblyman Moses Wetangula, stated during his victory speech in the last elections that his re-election It was clear evidence of the trust that the electorate has in him.

“The people of Westlands have proven that I am their deserved leader. We have achieved a lot and there is a lot to come,” said Wanyonyi on August 12, 2022.