By Nyaboga Kiage,
Former Starehe Member of Parliament Bishop Margaret Wanjiru will vie for the Nairobi governorship seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
Wanjiru was issued a nomination certificate by party officials led by former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama.
She joins the long list of politicians eyeing to take over from Governor Mike Sonko who was impeached by the Senate in December in the by-election that was scheduled for February 18, 2020.
The by-election was suspended on Monday, January 4, by Justice Anthony Mrima pending the conclusion of a petition by Sonko challenging his impeachment.
The High Court judge said that he could not allow the by-election to be held while there is an ongoing suit challenging the impeachment of Sonko as the Nairobi governor.
Others who have declared interest in the seat include independent candidates Ferdinard Waititu (former Kiambu governor), Ogwang Raymond Ndungu, Kiigi Evans Machoka, Lengala David William, Hassan Jimal Ibrahim, Dr. Noah Winja, Otieno Aloys Lavern, Mukundi Mathenge, Munyanya Yassin, Olingo Timothy Ayieko and Njuru Phyllis Wangari.
Former Dagoretti North MP Dennis Waweru, Agnes Kagure, Betty Adhiambo, Alex Kipchirchir and Habib Omar will contest under Jubilee Party primaries scheduled on January 9.