Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has opened up on his options come 2022, stating that he may seek re-election or contest for another elective seat in the capital.
In an interview with Daily Nation, Sakaja dismissed claims that he is eyeing the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat stating that his focus is on Nairobi.
He further noted that after the 2022 polls, he will take a shot at the Presidency during the 2027 general election.
“It is still too early but I will either seek re-election, vie for governor or MP in Nairobi. I am not running in Trans Nzoia as some people have indicated. I was born in the city and brought up here. But in 2027, I will run for President,” he said.
Regarding his political stand at the moment, Sakaja noted that he is a supporter of the Building Bridges Initiative, but also respects Deputy President William Ruto.
“I support the handshake between President and Raila Odinga. As a Jubilee leader, I also respect Deputy President William Ruto as he is our deputy party leader. However, the approach to the handshake could have been done better. DP should have been assured that it was not about 2022.
“ I think Raila can be a good transition president while Ruto can be an efficient leader. Musalia Mudavadi would, however, make a good compromise candidate too. But for now, Uhuru has my total support,” he said.
Over the past few months, Sakaja has been sending mixed signals; a move that left his supporters confused whether he is with the handshake team or the hustlers brigade.