Nairobi Majority Leader Abdi Guyo now seeks Embakasi Central MP seat
Nairobi County Assembly Majority Leader Hassan Abdi Guyo now says he will seek the Embakasi Central Parliamentary seat in the forthcoming August polls.
Guyo, who has served at City Hall for 15 years, says he has all it takes to seek promotion to the National Assembly.
He was first elected MCA in 2007 as a 21-year-old and has served for 3 terms, rising to the position of Majority Leader in the Assembly.
"I have done by best as an MCA, I have served my people of Matopeni Ward diligently, and I believe it's time I served the people of the larger Embakasi Central,” Guyo said.
He was speaking during and endorsement ceremony by Kikuyu elders under the umbrella of Kiama Kiama.
Guyo was first blessed by the Borana Council of Elders led by their Chairman Ali Jilo before handing him over to their Kikuyu counterparts.
"We are happy to be part of this ceremony. Guyo has proved capable to work and that is why we have decided as elders to bless him for the seat," Kiama Kiama Nairobi branch secretary Josephat Mwangi said.
Mwangi said they were satisfied by the work Guyo did during his 15-year tenure as MCA.
Elders picked from all the wards gave him 'keys' as a symbol to freely access and campaign in the entire constituency.
“We have now blessed you and given you the go ahead to campaign and knock every door as you look for votes,” Mwangi said.
While accepting his endorsement, Guyo expressed gratitude, saying that he will focus on improving the lives of the constituents.
The event was attended by a host of Nairobi MCAs, several elders from Kikuyu and Borana and residents of Embakasi Central constituency.
The endorsement sets the stage for an epic battle for the seat currently held by Jubilee's Benjamin Mwangi, who has already indicated that he will be defending his seat.