Nairobi Governor-elect Johnson Sakaja has sent a moving message to Deputy President William Ruto moments after trouncing his Azimio competitor Polycarp Igathe.
Speaking on Sunday after receiving his certificate for the position, Sakaja, who ran on a UDA ticket, thanked the UDA presidential candidate for believing in him.
The outgoing Nairobi senator claimed that may did not want him to be on the ballot and the few days he has been having sleepless nights.
“I really want to thank my party leader William Ruto. H.E. William Ruto, I want to thank you. It has not been an easy journey. Many did not want me to be on the ballot. Leave alone the ballot, the last five days have been having sleepless nights because of many things,” Sakaja stated.
Sakaja, however, thanked Igathe for his efforts adding that he showed that politics was not enmity.
"I want to thank my main opponent Polycarp Igathe, who is a friend and a man I respect. He held true to what we believe in, 'siasa safi'. That politics is not enmity," Sakaja stated.
The Nairobi Governor-elect thanked the people of Nairobi for the opportunity to serve them adding that he will prove his competitors wrong by working well for them.
Sakaja garnered 699,392 votes against Igathe's 576,516 votes in an announcement by the Nairobi County Returning Officer Albert Gogo.