Waiguru to vie for Nairobi Governor in 2017?
27 January 2016, 16:57
Nairobi - Former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru says she will likely vie for the 2017 Nairobi Governor's seat seeking to replace current Governor Evans Kidero.
Waiguru said Wednesday in Nairobi that she was considering the move after being fronted for the seat by a variety of leaders and members of the public.
" I have been called out but I will first hold consultations before I see the way forward," the former Devolution CS said at Ufungamano House in Nairobi.
Waiguru is currently jobless after resigning as Devolution CS late last year following corruption allegations.
She has since stated that the move will give her time to relax and weigh her options.
Waiguru was kicked out of office after months of protests by Kenyans and the opposition following the revelation of losses amounting to KES 791 million at the National Youth Service NYS.
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" Those are behind me and I will look to the future. I am enjoying life outside public office and looking to public initiatives," she added.
The former CS has already been endorsed by a former member of Kidero's team.
Evans Ondieki who was recently sacked as Environment Secretary by Kidero says that Waiguru is the way to go.
" She has shown that she id a capable leader and I back her for the 2017 elections," Ondieki who was sacked under a cloud of controversy Tuesday said.
Current Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko has already declared interest in the 2017 Gubernatorial race which looks set to be ultra competitive.
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