CORD will beat Sonko in 2017, Kidero says
03 August 2015, 18:31
Nairobi - The CORD coalition will win most of the Nairobi seats in the 2017 General Election, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero believes.
The Nairobi Governor says that he feels that the coalition will dominate in Nairobi and this time to a higher extent than was in the 2013 elections.
He says that he will retain his Governor's seat come the elections and that CORD candidates will win the respective Senatorial and Women Representatives seats.
" I will retain mine of course and we will also win the Senatorial seat as well as the Women Rep," he said Sunday.
He also stated that CORD will win 14 of 17 seats in Nairobi's constituencies come the polls as well as majority of the civic seats.
" We are aiming to win most of the seats and we are planning and already confident," he added.
The merits of Kidero's arguments will be queried by Jubilee coalition supporters who will doubtless be of the opposite opinion.
Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko is fiercely popular and it is yet to be known if he will seek to retain the Senator's seat or graduate to Governor, a point he has shot down in the past.
Also with Bishop Margaret Wanjiru now in the Jubilee coalition, life will be tougher for ODM, as Wanjiru has her own following within the city, having been a former Starehe MP.
Current Starehe MP Maina Kamanda believes that 2017 will be Jubilee's year in the city.
" We all are of the opinion that the tide will change for the better in 2017 in the city. Jubilee coalition will be going very hard for the Governor's position," he stated.
Kidero defeated Ferdinand Waititu to the topmost seat in 2013, with Waititu moving on to Kiambu County where he is currently the Kabete MP.
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