Do not elect ‘drunk’ leaders, Kidero to Nairobians

Evans Kidero
Former Nairobi County governor Dr Evans Kidero . Photo/Courtesy

Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero has called on Kenyans to elect sober and development conscious leaders.

Kidero was making reference to Wednesday’s alleged violent altercation with Senator Gidion Mbuvi alias Mike Sonko whom he alleged was not sober during a session of the Public Accounts Committee of the Senate.

On Wednesday, a session of the Senate Public Affairs Committee (PAC) was prematurely terminated after Kidero and Sonko engaged in a heated verbal altercation.

Kidero and Sonko are said to have exchanged words after the latter alleged that the Governor, and some of his allies, had murdered a property owner on Nairobi’s lavish Kilimani estate.

Sonko was, however, ordered by the session’s chair to withdraw the remarks and apologize since the utterances were not within the Standing Orders and the Senate has no jurisdiction to deal with such issues.

Kidero has regretted that what happened on Wednesday was unfortunate saying that Sonko was drunk and unruly.

“What transpired at the Senate on Wednesday was unfortunate and something not to be proud of. How can the Senate admit members who are drunk and unruly? That is not the kind of leadership we need to showcase to Nairobi residents. This has got to change. Only the electorate can bring this to an end,” said Kidero.

“Nairobi was recently voted the most intelligent city in Africa, for the city to continue being the leading communication, financial and transport hub and to attract visitors and investors, we need to vote in wise and sober leaders and not evil ones. Let us stop electing leaders who continue to showcase bad examples to our youth.”

Speaking during a Church service at the Kibra SDA Church, the Nairobi Governor also called upon residents to embrace cohesion, peace, togetherness and unity.

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Maureen Murimi
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