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Unofficial campaign for Kidero’s seat begins

Prospective aspirants for Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat in next year’s general elections are spending big money in silent campaigns.

A spot check by Nairobi News has revealed that these politicians have strategically erected billboards along major roads in the city.

Incidentally, the billboards all contain a similar message, one urging Nairobi County residents to register as voters.


Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, TNA Chairman and nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, are among those who have declared their interest to unseat Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.

Separately, some of the aspirants have started moving around the city to consult various “delegations, groups and elders.”

In a meeting last week, Waweru promised a delegation from the Luhya community that he will ensure his running mate, plus four other cabinet seats in his Government be allocated to the community should he clinch the seat.

Other likely candidates in the race are former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru and embattled former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.