Former Governor Evans Kidero told journalists on September 9, that he was considering making a political comeback albeit not in Nairobi.
“I was born and brought up here in Nairobi. I went to school and lived all my life in the city but if the BBI proposal carries the day, I will consider running in Kiambu or Kajiado which are within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area or shift base to Mombasa or Kisumu Counties,” he explained.
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has also urged Governor Sonko to consider Machakos where Alfred Mutua may be serving his last term should the city prove untenable for him.
Sonko’s legal advisor Ben Mulwa told the media that the governor was aware of the proposal but had not made a decision on whether to quit city politics.
Senator Johnson Sakaja whose office might be scrapped by the BBI proposal said any major political decisions would be made closer to the 2022 General Election.
“No one has seen the BBI report and its contents and no one has guaranteed it will pass. For now I’m focused on serving my people,” Sakaja noted.
Kidero’s former Deputy Jonathan Mueke who resigned from Wiper on September 4, has already announced his decision to vie in his home county of Kitui.
“From the look of things, that proposal may carry the day. I have decided to instead seek leadership in my home county and run on my record of transforming the city of Nairobi,” he explained.
The hand over of key functions from the governor to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services has given residents a feel of how the city would be run under the national government while also having a governor.
NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi’s take over has brought friction between him and Sonko.
Sonko claimed he was pressured into signing the deed of transfer at State House.