Nasa to have joint candidates in Nairobi – Kidero
The Opposition will field joint candidates in elective positions in Nairobi county, Governor Dr Evans Kidero has revealed.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday while touring different projects in the city, the governor allayed fears that there might be divisions on joint nominations in Nairobi.
He said they have agreed as National Super Alliance (NASA) to have joint candidates in all the posts in the coming August polls.
“There is no division in Nairobi or even within Nasa. We will present single candidates and that is what we have agreed on,” said Dr Kidero.
“We will be presenting one candidate in the 85 wards, 17 constituencies, Women Representative, Senator, deputy Governor and Governor seats in Nairobi County.”
Dr Kidero is from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) while his deputy Jonathan Mueke is from Wiper party. The governor said he will be sticking with Mr Mueke in the coming elections.
He noted that the idea of joint nominations in the city is informed by the need to correct mistakes made in the 2013 election where the Opposition lost seats because of fielding more than one candidate in a single post.
LEARNT OUR LESSONS
“We have learnt our lessons and this time we are wiser. This move will ensure that we do not give undue advantage to our opponents in the coming polls,” he said.
Cord won majority of Member of County Assembly seats in Nairobi emerging with 43 MCAs out of the possible 85 seats. They, however, performed dismally in the MPs seats where they got only 7 seats from the total 17.
Meanwhile, Dr Kidero waived Sh134 million in land rates accrued by Ziwani Jua Kali artisans that had accumulated for plot LR 29/6868 and 10464 and as a result was being used by land grabbers to harass the artisans.