Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Polycarp Igathe has dismissed allegations of negatively profiling the Somali community. On Friday, June 24, the Jubilee candidate claimed that three Somalis held a section of the Nairobi Ward Representatives captive. In a press statement on Sunday, June 26, Igathe defended his comments saying they only meant to highlight the inequalities witnessed in the capital. “I wish to respond to these genuine concerns by clarifying that my comments were not focused and should not be understood to be about individuals but equitability of access and opportunities for work and economic benefit in the City of Nairobi.