Ex-Nairobi Governor Kidero declares interest in Homa Bay seat

Former Nairobi County Governor Dr. Evans Kidero has officially declared his candidature for the Homa Bay County gubernatorial seat in 2022.

Dr. Kidero expressed confidence that he is the best candidate to take over from Governor Cyprian Awiti after the end of his second term.

Kidero said following his track record and connections, he will be able to deliver his development agenda to transform the lives of Homabay County residents.

He was speaking in Kasipul constituency in Homabay on Friday after a series of meeting with the voters in Rangwe Olare trading center and Karachuonyo.

Kidero said Homa Bay County has many resources which can be used to transform the livelihoods of the locals if residents make a wise decision in 2022 by electing the right candidate.

The former Nairobi governor told the locals to consider him in 2022, adding that he will deliver to ensure proper development is realized in the region.

Back in 2020, Kidero had also hinted on the same after revealing locals had approached him as their ‘son’ to vie for the seat.

I am officially in the race

“It is something I am considering very seriously,” Dr. Kidero said.

Kidero’s entry into the race will complicate issues for Orange party given that a number of other ODM diehards, including party chairman John Mbadi and homabay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga, are also eyeing the seat.

Also said to be eyeing the seat is Oyugi Magwanga, who lost in 2017 general election after emerging second to Governor Awiti.

Dr. Evans Kidero served as Nairobi governor between 2013 and 2017 before he was dethroned by the recently impeached Mike Sonko in the 2017 election.

According to Standard Digital, Kidero’s campaign team has already started holding meetings in Homa Bay to strategise on his bid, saying he is the best fit to replace Awiti due to his experience, education and managerial skills.