NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero is the new entrant to declare his desire to vie for the country’s top seat come 2022.
Expressing his surety of retaining the gubernatorial seat for the county in the next general election, the incumbent said his eyes will then be fixed on the country’s top seat.
“It is just a matter of time that when I will be done with my two terms as stipulated in the law, the only seat remaining is that of the country’s top leadership,” said Kidero.
Kidero said it is a high time Kenyans elect leaders who can change their lives and not just vote for people who have no convincing manifestos but hide behind tribal curtains.
“It is evident that many leaders want positions but unfortunately some are out just to have them for their own benefit,” said Kidero.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and his Kakamega counterpart Wycliffe Oparanya are some of the other governors from the Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) camp who have also expressed their 2022 bid for the presidential seat.
Kidero was speaking during the second anniversary for the table banking women empowerment in Westlands.
This is part of the Joyful women Group led by Rachel Ruto, wife to the Deputy President William Ruto. Currently, the group boasts of a Sh39 million revolving fund among its subsequent groups.
The event was attended by Westlands MP Timothy Wanyonyi who also expressed interest of succeeding the governor in 2022.
“If Kidero will be going for the top seat then I am presenting myself for the gubernatorial seat for 2022,” said Wanyonyi who will still be seeking re-election for a second term in 2017.
Wanyonyi who is from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) opposition camp said he was against the possibility of this term’s parliament extended following the current election body impasse.
“All we need is just a clean voters’ registration and have the elections In August as scheduled,” said Wanyonyi.
He further reiterated the stand by his party leader Raila Odinga that the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission(IEBC) should not be allowed to run party nominations.
“ODM is a private party and we know how to handle our own affairs. The issue of having IEBC handle party nomination is a decision to be made by the party itself and should never be a provision on the law,” said Wanyonyi.