Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has dropped her quest to become the next Nairobi County Governor in the upcoming August general elections.
Instead, the former Starehe MP has opted for the Nairobi Senate seat.
She will now have to square it out with Karen Nyamu in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party primaries.
A leaked UDA party receipt that has gone viral shows that the Jesus Is Alive Ministries bishop had paid a total sum of Kshs. 125,000 as a nomination fee for Nairobi County senator.
Early February, the Nairobi gubermnatorial hopeful Senator Johnson Sakaja and Margaret Wanjiru brought a ‘Kenya Kwanza’ whistle-stop rally at the City Park to a halt after Sakaja’s supporters reportedly booed the woman of the cloth.
Bishop Wanjiru accused Sakaja of inciting his followers against her.
Sakaja did not address the allegations, but appealed to the crowd to allow all the candidates an opportunity to sell their agenda.
Wanjiru’s withdrawal from the gubernatorial race might have been influenced by coming together of the ANC, Ford Kenya and UDA parties to form Kenya Kwanza Alliance, which may prefer Sakaja.