Why SAKAJA was barred from attending the National Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, May 30, 2024 - Embattled Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja was on Thursday barred from attending the annual National Prayer breakfast meeting that’s normally attended by top national leaders and Governors.

Being the host Governor, Sakaja was expected to lead the prayer meeting and usher in guests, but his fate was sealed when a call from State House apparently warned him from attending the breakfast prayer meeting.

Notably present was former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who was seen seated in the VIP seats during the prayer meeting.

Our mole at State House indicated that Sonko who was the only senior UDA leader from Nairobi during the event, was officially invited by the State House to attend the meeting.

Sonko was impeached by the Senate in 2020 and he was barred from vying in the 2022 general elections.

According to the Star newspaper, Sakaja was told by President William Ruto to avoid attending the meeting just a day after he attacked Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during a UDA delegates meeting at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.

He said: “Huwezi kuwa you are bullying people for two years, then unatajwa wiki moja unaanza kulia. Do you know bullies are the biggest cowards?”

“Mpaka unaenda sijui kwa msitu, sijui wapi…if you want respect, respect other leaders. If you don’t respect those leaders, then respect the people who put them there.”

Sakaja went on to dare the DP to run for the Nairobi County governorship seat in the 2027 elections if he does not respect his capacity as an elected official.

“I've been through a lot and I'm not easily intimidated, nobody has the right to say I was given the seat. I was elected," charged Sakaja.

“In 2027, you are free to run for any elective post, run and be Nairobi Governor.”

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