The 2017 general elections are looming and candidates eyeing elective seats have started aligning themselves and have begun to come out to publicly declare their interests.
The latest kid in the block is former Nairobi county government environment Minister, Evans Ondieki, who has declared his intentions to run for the Nairobi county gubernatorial seat in the 2017 election.
“Several of us who want to be governor are coming together… and I am one of them. It is within my political rights to aspire to be the Governor of Nairobi, then we come together and share ideas on how best can we realize this objective,” he stated.
If elected, Ondieki says that he will among other things strive to tackle the massive corruption in the county, which has crippled the county government’s mandate.
Evans Ondieki was fired by Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero last month, days after he had reshuffled his government. Kidero, who only said the move, was aimed at enhancing service delivery to Nairobians, appointed Urban Renewals and Housing CEC Tom Odongo to take over from Ondieki in acting capacity.
ONDIEKI SUES KIDERO FOR WRONGFUL DISMISSAL
Ondieki has maintained that he was fired for supporting former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru and Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru and on Monday he filed a suit seeking to sue Governor Evans Kidero and Nairobi County saying his dismissal from the Environment minister post was arbitrary and contrary to the law.
In his application, filed as urged at the Milimani High Court in Nairobi on Monday, Ondieki further said his sacking was instigated by malice and political whims.
“He cannot purport to be sacking people on grounds that he is getting rid of graft in the county,” he said.