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Kidero’s wife hits out at politicians who steal to “become instant billionaires”

I am not Kidero's property" she said recently

Evans Kidero’s wife, Susan Mboya, hits out at politicians who steal to “become instant billionaires

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.

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.

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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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