Evans Odhiambo Kidero profile

He worked as a pharmacist at Kenyatta National Hospital.

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Evans Odhiambo Kidero

Evans Odhiambo Kidero Occupation

Pharmacist, Politician

About Evans Odhiambo Kidero

Evans Odhiambo Kidero is a Kenyan politician and current Governor of Nairobi County. He served as CEO of Mumias Sugar Company for 8 years, resigning in 2012 to join elective politics.

The company has been in a financial limbo, all opposition politicians linking him to the troubles of the key sugar processor in Kenya.

Kidero was born in Majengo as the eldest in a family of 7. He attended Mangu High School where he eventually became Head Boy, also known as prefect.

He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1983 with a Degree in Pharmacy and thereafter got his first job working as a pharmacist at Kenyatta National Hospital. Later he went on to obtain a Master’s in Business Administration at the Kenyan United States International University in 1990.

The highlights of this career include: 4 years at Warner Lambert, 12 years at SmithKline Beecham Healthcare International, 2 years at the helm of Nation Media Group, and (most recently) 10 years as the Managing Director of troubled Mumias Sugar Company.

The company has been in a financial limbo, all opposition politicians linking him to the troubles of the key sugar processor in Kenya.

Kidero was elected as the first governor of Nairobi County in the Nairobi gubernatorial elections of 2013 on an ODM ticket.

Following a petition by the current Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu, who ran against him in the gubernatorial election, Kidero was ousted as Nairobi Governor, with the court citing electoral malpractices.

He was later reinstated by the Supreme Court following an appeal that overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal.

In 2017 elections, Evans Kidero will be seeking to defend the positions under competition by current Senator Mike Sonko, 2013 presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth, and independent candidate Miguna Miguna, a former aide in the office of the Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga.

Dr. Kidero is married to Susan Mboya, daughter of the late Kenyan politician, Tom Mboya, and together they have 3 children.

Evans Odhiambo Kidero Biography

Birth Name:        Evans Odhiambo Kidero

Birth Date:          20th May, 1957

Home Town:      Majengo, Siaya, Kenya

Relationship:      Married

Evans Odhiambo Kidero Family

Parent: Johnson Kidero Agango (father)

Wife:     Susan Mboya –Kidero (daughter to veteran Tom Mboya); late Abigail Kidero

Evans Odhiambo Kidero Affiliation

Evans Odhiambo Kidero Education

Mangu High School

University of Nairobi – Bachelor of Science – Pharmacy

United States International University -  MBA

Evans Odhiambo Kidero Brands

He owned a non-governmental organisation. The Evans Kidero Foundation was, however, closed down recently following political reasons.

Evans Odhiambo Kidero Fun Facts

He wedded twice after his wife passed on after battling cancer.

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