Nairobi County politics Kidero makes surprise move against Sonko

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The former Governor had maintained a low profile since his exit from City Hall.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and former Governor Evans Kidero during swearing in at Uhuru Park play Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and former Governor Evans Kidero during swearing in at Uhuru Park (PSCU)

Former Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero on Monday made a rather surprise move against his successor Mike Sonko.

Kidero filed an application at the High Court seeking to be enjoined in a case challenging Sonko’s election as Nairobi Governor.

play A file image of former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero (right)a with NASA leader Raila Odinga (Twitter)

 

Kidero’s move is the latest after changing his position on several occasions with regard to the August 8 election.

Immediately after the August 8 election, Kidero had vowed to challenge Sonko’s election on grounds that the results were manipulated by a computer algorithm.

play Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero (Twitter)

 

However, the former Governor announced he had conceded defeat while attending Sonko’s swearing-in ceremony. He had also announced that he would support the new administration led by his rival in the August 8 general election.

I promised a smooth transition and I have no problem referring to Mike Sonko as my Governor. I am always available for consultation,” Kidero remarked.

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