Dagoretti North Member of parliament Simba Arati has said that he is eyeing a gubernatorial seat in 2022 but was unsure of where to run.
He however indicated that he was more familiar with the politics in Nairobi and therefore he would be more comfortable running in Nairobi.
“It is here in Nairobi that I have done a lot for the people. I have a good understanding of how politics is played in Nairobi. In 2022, be it Nairobi or Kisii, I shall be the governor but the decision will be made at that time,” held Simba Arati.
He finally admitted that his wife is Chinese. He however said that that was a home affair and it did not affect his ability to lead his constituents.
“I married from Asia but these are private family matters. Whether my wife is from Thailand, China, Europe or wherever, it has not affected my ability to lead and deliver for the people. Obama’s father was a Kenyan and that did not stop him from being the US President,” stated Arati.
He said that those disqualifying him from a leadership role especially within the Abagusii community should know that he did not have to marry from his community so as to be considered a leader.
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