Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has welcomed the ouster of Nairobi governor Dr. Evans Kidero from the helm of the governor’s council terming it a ‘victory for devolution’.
“It is the clearest indication that all intelligent people in this country feel Dr Kidero has been a let-down. He is the worst thing that has happened to Nairobi since independence and politically he has been a disaster to even the opposition,” reads Sonko’s mail to to this writer.
Sonko claims Dr Kidero is an aloof ‘know-it-all’ politician living in denial of the present political realities dictated by power-sharing and accountability at all levels.
“He comes across as an aloof ‘know-it-all technocrat at the helm of a commercial venture, not a political entity. Any question you raise with him is only interpreted to be an insult to his intelligence, or lack of. His resounding defeat, unopposed, is a victory to devolution,” writes the Senator.
Governor Kidero yesterday lost his position as the deputy to the council of governors chairperson which was taken over by Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya. Kidero did not get a proposer and a seconder – a first in Kenyan politics.
Earlier, Kidero had shown confidennce he would recapture his seat, just like chair Isaac Rutto.
â€œIt is a regulation that we have elections every year, and I am definitely defending my position,â€ Kidero had told The Standard Newspaper.
However, he did not. Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto retained his position as the council chair. Also elected was Bungoma’s Ken Lusaka as the Whip.