Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko Mbuvi has sensationally claimed he is open to joining NASA, if he will be forced out of the Jubilee Party.
Sonko says he is allowed by the constitution to vie or run for any post, using any party, including joining the opposition outfit, NASA.
Speaking on Thursday morning during an interview on Radio Maisha, the Senator argued that he will vie for the gubernatorial seat come rain, come sunshine.
“I will join any party, even if it is NASA. It is a party, just like any other party. It is run by people and not ghosts, same as Jubilee,” said the flamboyant Sonko.
This comes amid claims that he might be denied a ticket by the Jubilee Party to vie for the top seat in the capital, with the entrance of Peter Kenneth into the county politics seemingly locking out the one time Makadara MP.
According to the Sonko, he will only drop his interest in the seat if the president personally asks him to, adding that other politicians will not intimidate him.
“I only fear God, and the electorate. Only one person can make me change my thoughts on vying for the gubernatorial seat,” added Sonko.
Sonko also ruled out the possibility of running as an independent candidate, insisting he was part of the team that formed the ruling coalition.
The much-talked Team Nairobi, which included Senator Sonko, Margaret Wanjiru and John Sakaja and Dennis Waweru has in the recent past gone quiet, with both Sonko and Wanjiru submitting their papers to vie for the gubernatorial seat.
Sakaja has already submitted his papers to vie for the senatorial seat, with Waweru opting out of the race and will be going for a parliamentary seat.
Recent polls indicate that Sonko is in the lead in the senatorial race if elections were to be held today, but he insists he will go for the top seat in the county.
He has assured his supporters that his name will be in the ballot.
Nairobi Senator Miko Sonko. He says he will be in the ballot come August, vying for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat. [Photo/mpasho]