Former Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero has commented on the impeachment of his successor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, which happened in December 2020.
Evans Kidero commented on the issue while speaking to the press during an event in Homa Bay County. He noted that he had on one occasion warned Sonko of the many challenges that awaited him in the office. However, Sonko took his advice for granted.
Kidero said that he hoped Sonko’s impeachment had served as a lesson to Nairobi residents.
“I hope the residents of Nairobi have learned from the mistake they made in the past election,” he said.
“When I was handing over, I said Nairobi is not a walk in the park, and I am sure when they walked in there, they felt like they were wearing boots inside water,” the former Governor added.
Kidero also said that Nairobi residents had jumped from the frying pan into the fire when they elected Sonko. He acknowledged the importance of electing leaders who have the experience, are knowledgeable, passionate, and desire to better the lives of people.
Homa Bay gubernatorial seat
At the same event, Kidero said that he intends to vie for the Homa Bay gubernatorial seat. He said that his main agenda would be to improve infrastructure in the County.
Kidero also promised to ensure that all Homa Bay residents have access to clean water. Currently, most homes do not get tap water.
Kidero’s announcement comes barely a day after Sonko announced that he was taking a 10-year break from politics.