, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 — Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has declared that he will be running for the office of President in 2022; in the same election Deputy President William Ruto says he’ll be on the Presidential ballot.
Making his intent public, the Governor said Kenyans should elect leaders who can change their lives, such as himself, and not just those who have no convincing manifestos.
He has also expressed confidence of retaining his gubernatorial seat come next year’s General Election making the case that it would pave way for him to contest for the country’s top post.
“When I’m done with my two terms what is left to reach for? The Presidency,” he said at a women’s empowerment event on Thursday evening.
Should Kidero secure a nomination, he is likely to go up against Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and TNA Chairman Johnson Sakaja who have all expressed interest in becoming the next Governor of the Capital City.
Former Devolution Anne Waiguru has also expressed interest in the seat as have former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru and former Kilome MP Harun Mwau.