After a deafening thrashing whose vibrations sent shock-waves in the political scene, Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero today boldly assembled a team which has all the hallmarks of an early campaign machinery.
Kidero shockingly lost unopposed in the just concluded Council of Governor’s elections where none of the 47 governors proposed him to continue serving as the Vice Chairperson – making history as the first politician in KenyaÂ to lack a proposer .
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko termed Kidero’s loss a ‘victory to devolution’.
Returning to Nairobi in heavy political shame, Dr Kidero has moved fast to set his campaign mode in motion. He hired Ronnie Osumba, a former vice-presidential running-mate of Peter Kenneth to head the team. But in paper, Ronnie will be the second in command afterÂ Caren Wakoli who will chair it.
Christened as ‘Nairobi City County Interim Youth Advisory and Resource Mobilization Board’ – what a mouthful – the team’s key committees include:
General Purposes, Legal and Institutional Framework Committeeâ€”
Harriet Igonanga Chiggai; Heshan De Silva; Michael Obare; Diphrose Ndiga Matengo; Harriet Oyugi
Sports, Arts and Culture Committeeâ€”
Felix Odiwour aka Jalango; Daniel Adongo; James Mwangi Mbuco; Collins Majale; Charles Njagua Kanyi aka Jaguar
Resource Mobilization Committeeâ€”
Henry Kamau Karugu; Daniel Mathenge; Robert Beyer; Mary Wainaina; Arnold Maliba; Rina Wambui Hicks; David Momanyi; hurchill Winstones Ochieng; Henry Kamau Karugu
Enterprise and Capacity Building Committeeâ€”
Ivy Muigai; Ezekiel Weya; Lamine Kongere; Nasir Karmali
Research and Information Management Committeeâ€”
Billy Mijungu; Barbara Wanjiku; Abdi Salam; Abdilahi Hussein; Jeremy Ochieng Otieno; Clifford Ouma Mirwai; Dancan Oyugo