'New lease of life' for embattled Kidero
30 August 2014, 10:17
Nairobi - It was not so much about his inevitable victory but the sense of relief that engulfed Evans Kidero once he was announced legitimate Nairobi Governor.
The Supreme Court ruling Friday was not to be mistaken for a dress rehearsal of the obvious, even though it was the obvious as it turned out Friday.
Anyone in his right mind knew Kidero would never have been forced to a new election thanks to the cost, dynamics and what nots associated with a gubernatorial poll in a place as complex as Nairobi.
Credit though to Ferdinand Waititu for trying.
Even Kidero knew, but until the fat lady sung, he was not safe and when she sung, he could finally reflect on an 18 month period in office that has not been kind to him.
" It has been distractive that is for sure, the former Mumias Sugar MD said on the steps of the highest court in the land, Friday evening.
" There have been stressful moments and there have been ups and downs but I have survived and the people of Nairobi have too.
For a man linked so much to everything negative against his party ODM in the last couple of months, it was striking to note how much he thanked them, the people who he has been against so much, for actually being there for him, confirming it with a huge embrace to party leader Raila Odinga.
" Look, we have had our differences but I know where my allegiances lie, he answered to queries over his oft brazen relationship with the former Prime Minister and his party.
And to the message all Nairobians wanted to hear.
" Now to work. Mine has been like an audition in office, but now I am the main man and I'm ready to work for Nairobi. Now is time to deliver.
The expectations are a wee bit high Dr Kidero.
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