Thirdway Alliance party on Thursday, December 31 unveiled Miguna Miguna’s running mate for the upcoming Nairobi governor by-election.
The party’s National Elections Nomination Board chair, Cripus Wathimba, announced Angela Mwikali as Miguna’s deputy and assured Nairobi residents that the two will be on the ballot come February 18.
Wathimba also hit out at ousted party leader Ekuru Aukot for disputing the party’s decision to pick Miguna as their candidate.
He also assured Nairobians that the exiled lawyer will be in the country soon to campaign for his candidature.
“Do not ask me when or how Miguna will come but he will be in the country soon. We expect the government to obey court orders that were issued allowing him to return,” he said.
Addressing the media at a hotel in Nairobi after being unveiled as Miguna’s running mate, Mwikali urged Nairobians to cease the opportunity to correct the mistakes made during the 2013 and 2017 general elections.
“Miguna and I have the competence to fight cartels and gangs that have derailed development in Nairobi,” she said.
Mwikali disclosed that added that she has been holding virtual discussions with Miguna.
“We have been planning and strategising virtually but he will soon be in the country to join me in the campaign trail. The general will be back home to clean up Nairobi,” she said.
Mwikali, a PhD graduate from University of Nairobi, unsuccessfully contested for the Embakasi South Parliamentary seat during the April 5, 2019 by-election.
Aukot had disputed the party’s endorsement of Miguna as the candidate for the by-election terming the nomination as fake and a move engineered by rent-seekers within the party.