By NAHASHON MUSUNGU
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is putting final touches to an elaborate reelection team valued at millions of shillings.This team, Nairobi News
understands, involves dozens of a human task force and machinery.
Dr Kidero is readying to defend his seat after he alongside his deputy Jonathan Mueke were offered direct nominations by the Orange Democratic Movement and the Wiper Democratic Movement respectively.
“I’m sure that the great people of Nairobi are impressed by our input over the last four years and will offer us an opportunity to continue serving them. I also wish to ask for your support,” Dr Kidero said recently, during a function where he hosted a goodwill contingent from Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.
The governor, according to various political sources, has identified Jubilee Party candidate Mike Mbuvi Sonko as his main threat even though the race also includes the likes of Independent candidate Miguna Miguna and former Speaker of the national Assembly Kenneth Marende.
Some of the branded cars which Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero will use for his campaign. PHOTO | COURTESY
Already, the incumbent has drawn up a manifesto outlining his targets for the Capital County over the next five years.
Key among these include improving the state of roads, healthcare, plus renovating a number of sports facilities in the county including the City Stadium.
A strategy to appeal to the huge numbers comprising the lower income earners in the city – considered Sonko’s political base – has already been arrived at, by the use of several branded caravan trucks and cars in a series of rallies that will commence in the coming days.
The Governor, who remains popular among the middle and high income earners, is also said to be searching for a venue around the city to set up his secretariat.