It is becoming clear that Mt Kenya politicians are keen on controlling Nairobi County, strategies to ensure Kidero is a one term governor are on top gear. The ever popular City Senator Hon Mike Sonko is also targeted to be vanquished.
With Hon Ferdinand Waititu out of city politics, the Mt Kenya politicians have settled on the youthful Dagoret MP Hon Waweru as the best suited to sent Kidero to Homa Bay. The politicians coaling around President Uhuru’s first cousin senator Betty Mugo and former Sports ministers Hon Maina Kamanda are said to be working on a strategy that will capitalize on Kidero’s ‘watermelonish’ approach to ODM politics in order to get the votes of the middle class mostly from ODM friendly tribes (Kisii, Luyha,Kamba, Coast and Somali) to vote for a TNA candidate.
Here is the draft line up being refined by the Mt Kenya politicians.
Governor: Hon Denis Waweru (current Dagoret MP)
Deputy Governor: Hon Ms Rachel Shebesh (currently the City Women Rep to the National Assembly)
Senator : Hon Maina Kamanda (Current MP for Starehe)
Women Rep : Hon Betty Mugo (Current nominated by TNA to the Senate)
The Kidero led Nairobi county government is under fire from the electorate for non delivery of basic essentials in the city. Capitalizing on Kidero’s alleged non performance seems logical at the moment. Said a source close to Hon Kamanda.
That will burst right on their faces, the Kidero government is full of Mt Kenya bureaucrats who control almost everything at City Hall, CORD or Sonko will will win the seat. A source close to Orange house countered.
The headache for Hon Kamanda and co is Hon Mike Sonko, despite all the negative stories doing rounds Sonko will win governor seat by 1100hrs come 2017. Since Kidero is involved in supremacy wars with Raila it is likely that he will buy the ODM ticket BUT NOT the Raila blessings. Sonko leads the pack! a Nairobi resident told this reporter.
Senator Mike Sonko has previously hit out on Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and his axis of Hon Ndirangu and Hon Rachel Shebesh for propagating tribal politics in Nairobi county. Hon Sonko even accused MPs Hon Ndirangu and Kamanda for alleged land grabbing and massive corruption at city hall during their reign as Mayor and councilor respectively.