Court of Appeal ruling a wake up call to Kidero

By William Oloo-Janak


Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero loses his seat following the nullification of his election by the Court of Appeal. This comes quick on the heels of his loss of the Vice Chair of the Governors’ Council seat during their Elections in Naivasha.

The loss of the Nairobi Governor’s seat is a major blow to Kidero, who appears to have set his eyes on higher goals, creating waves in Nyanza through controversial harambee fundraisers that have rubbed his Orange Democratic Party the wrong way.

Kidero’s rival in the March 2013 Elections, Ferdinand Waititu filed a petition in court, which has dragged on for about a year. Kidero’s loss reduces the number of governors in the Cord Coalition.

Kidero may contest the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Supreme Court, Kidero, which may give him a temporary respite or if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling, then he will face a by-election.

The writer is a media analyst