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No tribe has a right to rule in Nairobi, says Kidero

By JOHN NJAGI February 29th, 2016 1 min read

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has  asked the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to investigate leaders claiming that Nairobi governorship should in 2017 go to a certain tribe.

The county boss, who will defend his seat in next year’s elections, said no particular tribe had a right to have their own as governor of the city and NCIC should get individuals spreading the messages and investigate them for hate speech.

He spoke at a church in Kawangware, Nairobi, on Sunday.


“NCIC boss Kaparo (Francis) should investigate these individuals because no tribe has a right to lead Nairobi. If he cannot do it, the President should sack him,” he said.

Dr Kidero was critical of Mr Kaparo, saying during his leadership of the commission, there was “not as much activities” compared to the tenure of his predecessor Dr Mzalendo Kibunja.

The city governor alleged that some “elders” had met in Nairobi and declared that only one tribe will be allowed to have the governor of the capital city in 2017.

A poll released earlier this month showed that Governor Kidero’s biggest challenger to his seat will be the city county’s current Senator Mike Sonko.


The results indicate that about a quarter of Nairobi’s voters (24 per cent) are still undecided meaning they could either shift support either of the two or support a newcomer.

Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja and former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru have declared their candidature for the Nairobi seat.

However, even as he complained about tribalism in city politics, Dr Kidero urged the Luhyia to use their numbers to ensure they get at least four parliamentary seats in the city in the 2017 general elections.