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Kidero terms Bishop Wanjiru’s arrest and detention as ‘unfair’

Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero has termed the arrest and locking up of Jubilee Party gubernatorial aspirant Bishop Margaret Wanjiru as unfair.

The former Starehe MP was on Wednesday arrested and spent two nights in police cell before being released on a bond of Sh100,000 by the High Court.

Bishop Wanjiru was charged with causing malicious damage to property and creating disturbance at a polling station during the party primaries.

“There was a level of unfairness meted out against Bishop Margaret Wanjiru,” Kidero said while speaking to worshippers at Industrial Area Prison SDA church on Saturday.


Kidero’s defense of Bishop Wanjiru comes as surprise as the two were once rivals during the 2013 ODM gubernatorial nominations.

Wanjiru later defected to TNA and declared herself as the “new Shadow Governor of Nairobi” and vowed to take on Kidero for what she termed as leadership failure.

At the same time, Kidero has called upon Nairobi residents to consider voting for progressive leaders who will continue to articulate the city’s vision.

“We have already unveiled the Master plan which is currently being implemented. We will soon launch our Strategic plan we will ensure Nairobi competes with other big cities in the world,” he said.

Kidero will face off with Jubilee Party candidate Senator Mike Sonko and independent candidate Miguna Miguna on August 8 for the Nairobi governor’s seat.