Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero’s wife, Susan Mboya, on Friday wrote a op-ed, criticizing politicians who become instant billionaires after entering public service.
Kidero’s wife hits out at politicians who steal to “become instant billionaires”
I am not Kidero's property" she said recently
Susan penned the article in commemoration of fifty years since the death of her father, Tom Mboya, who was assassinated outside a pharmacy in Nairobi CDB.
She descried that the current political leaders was a far cry from those who served during his father’s time.
“In those days, one became a politician to dedicate their life to the service of the country. A politician was a patriot and these words could be used interchangeably. But I find the latter much easier to use on my father. He was a patriot, not just a politician. Today, not every politician can be called a patriot!,” she wrote.
She decried that political leaders in modern Kenya were incompetent, uncivil, and corrupt.
“Some have acquired obscene, unimaginable wealth from inexplicable sources. A person who has never held a job or owned a business suddenly becomes a billionaire within a five-year term, which is not possible on their salary,” the former Nairobi county First Lady stated.
Incidentally, Susan’s husband, Evans, is currently facing several graft-related charges with state agencies accusing him of corruptly acquiring wealth during his reign as Nairobi county boss.
Last year, Susan faulted the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) after it sought to probe her bank accounts while investigating her husband.
“The commission has treated me as though I am an appendage, extension of a property to Kidero yet I am a separate legal entity and person entitled to own property without attachment to Kidero. These acquisitions are my personal properties which cannot be associated with Kidero,” she told the court.
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