Kidero Seeks to Succeed ODM Governor in 2022

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has affirmed that he is ready to make a comeback into politics in 2022.

In an interview with the Standard on Thursday, December 10, Kidero said that he is keen on vying for Homa Bay gubernatorial seat held by incumbent ODM’s Governor Cyprian Awiti.

According to Kidero, he had been approached by the constituents to vie for the post, a move that is rattling ODM members eyeing the position.

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

Kidero was defeated in the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the 2017 General Elections by embattled Governor Mike Sonko after only having served for one term.

His entry into the Homa Bay politics will complicate issues for a number of ODM faithful who are also eyeing the seat after Owiti completes his second term in 2022.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko shakes hands with his predecessor Evans Kidero at Uhuru Park in 2017. Photo/Courtesy

ODM Chairman and Suba East MP John Mbadi and Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga are all eyeing the seat.

Also, in the mix is former Kasipul Kabondo MP Oyugi Magwanga, who lost to Awiti in 2017.

According to the Standard, ODM leaders in the county are set to hold a meeting today discuss Kidero’s entry into the race.

Wanga further revealed that several meetings have been planned to discuss the matter and restore loyalty within the party.

“We will meet to discuss the Building Bridges initiative (BBI) and we will also meet Homa Bay County ODM delegates.”

ODM Chairman and Suba East MP John Mbadi and Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga. Photo/Courtesy

“We want to bring our Homa Bay House in order. Some potential aspirants have surfaced claiming that they are ODM members and we know that they are being used by our foes to frustrate us,” Wanga said.

The leaders consider him as an outsider and a non-member of the ODM party. He however did not disclose about the party he would vie on, saying it was too early to do so.

Kidero’s point men have already pitched camp in the county holding meetings to strategise on his campaigns saying he was the best bet to replace Awiti due to his experience, education and managerial skills.

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