Nairobians react to Kidero’s concession speech
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Monday conceded defeat and wished Governor Mike Sonko well.
Dr Kidero attended Governor Sonko’s inauguration on Monday at Uhuru Park accompanied by his former deputy Jonathan Mueke.
The former governor had earlier contested the results of the election and indicated he would contest them in court.
At the event inauguration ceremony however, he gave no indication of proceeding to court and declared that he has “no problem calling you Governor Sonko because today you are the governor.”
Dr Kidero mentioned how his wife Susan Mboya is happy to have him back home from City Hall
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was also in attendance, thanked Dr Kidero for ensuring a smooth transition to the new administration.
Dr Kidero’s speech elicited varied reactions on social media.
Kidero has agreed and conceded, we wish him well in the days ahead. We as Nat'l Govt w work closely w @MikeSonko heko Sonko! -@PresidentKE
— Benji Ndolo (@BenjiNdolo) August 21, 2017
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) August 21, 2017
Kidero has either seen the light or he has been promised a post by UhuRuto. Congratulations to Governor Sonko. Nairobi & Kiambu on fire.
— Sir John (@MKJohn254) August 21, 2017
— Langat Kiprop ?? (@Robaa82) August 21, 2017
A wise move from Evans Kidero.
— Steve Biko (@Steve_Raheem) August 21, 2017
#NasaPetition one nimeona kidero hayuko Karibu na iiiiiiiiii petition
— deno gathuru (@Gathuru26) August 21, 2017
— I Code?? (@MutieJRyan) August 21, 2017
Now y'all saying Kidero is looking for a state job? Haha. Can't a man attend an inauguration with no motive? ?
— ❤ Monica LeWhiskey ❤ (@Incognitah_) August 21, 2017
That is so mature and courageous for Evans Kidero
— The Ayes.. (@de_kaune) August 21, 2017