Blow for Miguna as running mate withdraws support citing “incompatibility”

Fiery Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful, Miguna Miguna has suffered a set back in his political bid after his running mate, Karen Wangenye withdrew from the race.

The youthful running mate to the former adviser of Raila Odinga called it quits citing poor working relations with the governor aspirant.

She told a press conference on Saturday in Nairobi that they are incompatible.

“All I am saying is that it is not possible and I am not in a position to work with his methods of addressing issues hence if a team is not compatible, it is not fit to run for high office,” she remarked.

Wangenye maintained that though she was withdrawing her candidature, Miguna’s ideas are practical and if implemented, they could change Nairobi.

“I believe his ideas are exactly what we need to implement to make Nairobi the green city in the sun once more,” she said.

However, she was quick to note that her decision to withdraw from the race was not because she has anything against Miguna.

“Let it be known that I have nothing against the aspiring governor and I wish him well.”

The Governor was yet to issue a statement in regard to Wangenye’s withdrawal from the race by the time this article was published.

Miguna has been touted as an abrasive leader who has no chills.

A few weeks ago when he appeared beside Mike Sonko (Jubilee), Evans Kidero (ODM) and Peter Kenneth (independent) for a televised debate of Nairobi gubernatorial candidates, he stole the show with his hard-hitting remarks on the three other aspirants.

He described them as “thieves” who cannot be entrusted with running the county government.