Thirdway Alliance Kenya has named exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna as its candidate in Nairobi governor by-election slated for 18th February 2021.
The announcement comes just a week after Miguna declared his intention to go for the city’s top job.
In a statement issued in Nairobi on Monday, 28th December, party chairman Miruru Waweru said Miguna “is the answer to the bankrupt leadership, which has deprived the hardworking people of Nairobi the most basic of services and dignity”.
He added: “The city deserves leadership devoid of ineptitude, unbridled lust, and gluttony for public resources which, has defined it for the last eight years.
“It is a great honour for Thirdway Alliance Kenya to unveil Dr Miguna Miguna as its candidate in this by-election. Thirdway Alliance and Miguna share a common belief that Nairobi, and, indeed, the Republic of Kenya can no longer be entrusted to the hands of corrosive cartels and criminal enterprise. It is time to drain the swamp of bad leadership and dismantle this rogue cartel hemorrhaging Nairobi,” read part of the statement.
Should he be cleared, this will be the second time Miguna will be contesting the Nairobi gubernatorial seat. In the 2017 General Election, Miguna, who vied for the seat as an independent candidate, garnered 10,308 votes, losing to Jubilee’s candidate Sonko who got 871,794 votes.
The seat fell vacant on Thursday, 17th December, following the Senate endorsement of the impeachment of Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.
Miguna has been living in Canada since his deportation in 2018, after administering an oath to ODM leader Raila Odinga as the “people’s president”.