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Prepare for a bigger humiliation, Kidero tells Kenneth

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has dismissed the entry of Peter Kenneth into the Nairobi governorship race telling him to prepare for a bigger political humiliation in the August polls.

This comes after the 2013 presidential candidate and former Gatanga MP on Friday announced that he would contest Nairobi gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate after losing the Jubilee Party ticket to current Nairobi senator Mike Sonko during the ruling party’s nominations.

Addressing the media at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Nairobi on Saturday, Dr Kidero laughed off the re-entry of Mr Kenneth saying that he was in political denial after being trounced in the primaries but still trying to make a comeback that would not lead to any success.

“We welcome him to the race because he was well on his way to becoming a member of county assembly but let him prepare for a political beating he has never witnessed,” said Dr Kidero.


At the same time Dr Kidero expressed confidence that he would be given a second term as the governor of Nairobi County.

“Nairobi residents know who they want. They want a consistent, predictable, reliable and dependable leader and that person is me. We are ready for Jubilee or any other person and it will not be easy here,” he said.

The governor asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to speed up the printing of ballot papers to avoid a sham election come August 8.

“This is an issue of national concern and I hope they are prepared and it will be done in time. We will not accept a sham elections because of lack of preparation. We want an assurance that everything will be done in time and the elections will reflect the will of Kenyans,” he said.