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Kidero begs for Luhya votes ahead of 2017 elections

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has urged the Luhya community to support his re-election bid in the 2017 general elections.

The Governor met a delegation of the Luhya community at City Hall on Friday that was led by former Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa.

Dr Kidero urged the delegation not to be swayed by handouts from other candidates.

“We are tired of been given Sh200 to buy our votes. Don’t be swayed come next election, take their money but vote for me,”said Dr Kidero.

He told members of the community to registered as voters in large numbers.

Dr Kidero said he will appoint county officials on the basis of competence and not tribe. This was in response to the controversy surrounding the nomination of Dr Robert Ayisi to the position of County Secretary two weeks ago.

The nomination has been widely criticised by MCA’s from the Jubilee coalition.

“If you are qualified for a certain position, why would I not give you the position? posed Dr Kidero.

Mr Aladwa said the position given to Dr Ayisi was an indication that the Governor supports the community.