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Sonko is a comedian who can’t be trusted to run Nairobi – Kidero

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has taken a swipe at his opponent Mike Sonko, calling him a comedian who cannot be trusted with running the capital city.

Speaking to Nairobi News on Monday, Dr Kidero said that the Jubilee party nominee is unsuitable for the roles of a governor.

He termed Mr Sonko’s vision for the city as ill-informed and would take Nairobi backwards.


“We cannot accept Nairobi to be controlled by a comedian. We need a credible leader who will be able to address issues facing city residents and not one who is making kneejerk pronouncements that are not tenable in practice,” said Dr Kidero.

Governor Kidero bid for re-election received a boast Monday after he got the backing of over 500 Muslim traders from Kamkunji constituency at City Hall.

Also present at the meeting was ODM Nairobi county senatorial nominee Edwin Sifuna, Woman Representative nominee Esther Passaris, Embakasi South MP Irshad Sumra and Starehe constituency ODM nominee Steve Mbogo.

Mr Sifuna termed Mr Sonko a poor manager and that businesses will suffer if he is elected.


“If we allow Sonko to take over, hawkers will flood the city which will be bad for business,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kidero has assured traders that he will increase the number of modern kiosks in the city if he re-elected.

He promised the traders operating at bus station, Wakulima and Muthurwa markets that his administration would rein on county askaris who harass them.

“I have heard and I will ensure as your governor all business people have a conducive environment to do business. We will have more modern kiosks. The issue of licenses will also be addressed,” said Dr Kidero.