Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Wednesday unveiled his preferred candidate for the Nairobi Gubernatorial election.

Through his party's Twitter account, the People's Empowerment Party, Philip Kisia and Caroline Ndung'u will vie for the hotly contested office.

The MP also posted on Twitter a campaign poster with the two captioning it: "Meritocracy means getting the right team for the job."

Nairobi residents will head to the polls on February 18, 2021, to elect another governor following the impeachment of Mike Sonko.


By-election

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman, Wafula Chebukati, made the announcement in a gazette notice on Tuesday.

Last week the Senate overwhelmingly voted to impeach Sonko — the vote was won at 27-16 for each of the four charges levelled against him.

Following the impeachment, Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura was sworn-in as the county’s acting governor, assuming the role for 60 days.