Agnes Kagure, an independent candidate in the just concluded Nairobi gubernatorial race, has conceded defeat to the outgoing senator Johnson Sakaja.
Through a statement shared on her verified social media handles, Agnes Kagure thanked Sakaja for a race well run and fought and urged him to offer the best to Nairobi residents.
Johnson Sakaja of UDA won the contest followed by Polycarp Igathe of Jubilee and Agnes Kagure, an independent candidate.
Her statement read,
In every contest, there can only be one winner, and we are unfortunately not the winners this time. As a well-meaning democrat, I take this early opportunity to congratulate my worthy competitor and Nairobi county’s Governor-elect, H.E Johnson Sakaja for a race well run and won. I urge you to give your best to Nairobi!
Despite the outcome, I have learned important lessons about Nairobi’s political terrain as a candidate and I am positive that my former party, Jubilee, has also learned its lessons, with which, I am persuaded we have a chance to do better next time.
I also thank my team and supporters, alongside everyone who believed in and supported my cause. I am convinced that we haven’t lost entirely, we have postponed our victory. To you all, I say ahsante sana!
Lastly, the election was just but a temporary event and it’s now behind us. I, therefore, urge all of us to rise above the divisions that may have arisen in the course of the electioneering and work towards making Nairobi, the ‘Green City in the Sun’ and an iconic brand city of Kenya that we’d all be proud to live and work in.
In my private capacity, I commit to continue to be your leader. I will remain loyal to ideals I hold dear for all of us and to service to you wherever I am able to step in. I urge you to do the same in your respective capacities.
When the time is right, we’ll bounce back stronger, bigger, and better. I can say without any fear of contradiction that better days are ahead for all the residents of Nairobi!
Long live Nairobi; long live Kenya!