Nairobi County gubernatorial race

The seat has attracted four candidates

Evans Odhiambo Kidro is the incumbent governor and is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (1983), with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and has once worked as a pharmacist at Kenyatta National Hospital. He also holds an MBA from USIU – Kenya (1990).

He has ever served for 4 years at Warner Lambert, 12 years at SmithKline Beecham Healthcare International, 2 years at the helm of Nation Media Group, and 10 years as the MD of Mumias Sugar Company.

He joined politics in 2013, with his running mate (now his deputy) Jonathan Mwangangi Mueke. He got 692,490 votes against his rival Ferdinand Waititu of TNA who had 618,047.

His four-year term has been punctuated by reluctance to address key social amenities including sanitation, and water. He has been quizzed over misuse of public funds. His running mate for August is Mr Mueke.

Mbuvi Gideon Kioko Mike Sonko commonly known as Mike Sonko or simply Sonko (Sheng for "rich person" or "boss"), is the current Senator of Nairobi. Sonko is the immediate former Member of Parliament for Makadara Constituency, a position he was elected to on September 20, 2010 in a by-election.

He holds a bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing Option) from the Kenya Methodist University.

Mr Mbuvi became the First Senator of Nairobi after garnering 808,705 votes against his closest rival Margaret Wanjiru of ODM who had garnered 525,822 votes.

He is set to unseat Dr Evans Kidero I august polls on a Jubilee party ticket. His running mate is Mr Polycarp Igathe, a former MD of Vivo Energy.

Miguna Miguna (1963) is a notable lawyer, columnist and author. He is a former key assistant to the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. He was however interdicted over gross misconduct, and upon reinstatement, he declined to take up the job.

Whilst serving as a student leader at the University of Nairobi, he was detained by the Moi regime for his political activism.

On release, he fled to Tanzania before he sought asylum in Swaziland and later in Canada where he continued to pursue his higher education.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy from the University of Toronto (1990). He is vying to unseat Kidero as an independent candidate with his 29-year-old Karen Wanjiku Wagenye-Oruko running mate.

Peter Kenneth He is a former Gatanga Constituency Member of Parliament who lost in the jubilee Party primaries. Peter Kenneth was first elected a Member of Parliament for Gatanga Constituency in December 2002 on a National Rainbow Coalition ticket.

He held this seat up to 2013 general elections where he vied for presidency. His constituency was voted the best managed in Kenya, during his tenure.

He once served as the Assistant Minister, Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030.

He has interests in Farming, Insurance, Real Estate and Manufacturing. He also has a lot of interest in sports, having been the chairman of Kenya Football Federation (1996 – 2000) and FIFA Committee Member (FUTSAL) 1998 – 2000.


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