Sonko to be the Next Nairobi County Governor
Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth has conceded defeat to Mike Sonko in the Nairobi governor race.
He called on Kenyans to be calm and peaceful as results of the Tuesday's general elections continued to trickle in.
In a statement, Kenneth who was vying as an independent candidate, said he respects the people's decision.
"I accept the results and congratulate the incoming governor Mike Sonko. I wish him Godspeed as he takes on the enormous task."
Kenneth was running against Sonko, incumbent Evans Kidero, Miguna Miguna (Independent) in a race that attracted eight candidates.
The politician said he will work with Sonko, who garnered 829,161 votes, to make lives of Nairobi better.
"Having traversed all 85 wards in the city, I have witnessed first hand the enormity of the suffering of Nairobians."
"The incoming governor has his work cut out and needs the support of each and every Nairobian to succeed. He can count on my support," he said.
Early results showed that Kenneth was third with 41,367 votes with the incumbent Dr Evans Kidero (ODM) getting 663,830 votes.
Kidero has rejected the results saying they are "trash" and "a fraud".
"We urge Nairobians to remain calm and await the final decision. What has happened is so glaring," he told journalists on Wednesday.
He demanded a fresh tally as a well as scrutiny of ballots cast in the city.