By George Millah
Kikuyu Opinion leaders in Nairobi, Kenya have thrown their weight behind former Mumias Sugar Company Chief Executive Officer Dr Evans kidero.
The over 100 leaders led by Youth and Women from Dagoretti Constituency met Dr Kidero in Nairobi on Wednesday, August 29 and said it’s high time for their community to show unity of purpose and support Kidero’s bid to capture Nairobi Governorship.
“ You are the leader and sign of peace amongst all the Nairobi Governor aspirants, you reflect what we stand for, your humble personality is what Kenyans agitate for as a leader” says Michael Muriuki a youth leader.
They said that they did not want to be blamed by future generation for not enforcing unity with other communities in Kenya citing their political leaders who have always misled them that other communities cannot be trusted with leadership of this Country.
“On this matter of whom we want for Governor we have resolved it today that we are going for none other than Dr Kidero who has a soft spot for us to be the manager of Nairobi County,” said Lucy Mugure.
The leaders also called for Kidero to protect their interest since they own most of the properties within the City Center extolling his experience spanning decades as Manager of top Companies in this republic.
“We urge you not to subject us to crisis the moment you become the new Governor of Nairobi having worked in several companies that has excelled well in terms of business and performance,” says Magdaline Kamau.
Kidero also added that his experience as CEO showed that he is capable of addressing the needs of all by ensuring that the economy grows.
So far the opponents in the Nairobi governor race are former Nairobi town clerk Philip Kisia, Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu, Timothy Muriuki, the Chairman Nairobi Businessmen District Association, Businessman Mr. Chris Kirubi and Kevin Malinge.
In another development Dry Kidero has advocated for a peaceful campaign saying that Churches will be instrumental in fostering unity among Kenyans
Kidero said this during a Prayer meeting led by several Pastors from Pentecostal Assemblies of God (P.A.G ) Church in Nairobi among them Rev. Cornelius Simiyu and Benedict Majimbo .
Speaking to the Pastors, Dr Kidero said that spirituality in Governance is Supreme and without God there is no Vision and without Vision there is no hope and therefore Kenya deserves leadership that will ensure Peace and stability.
“I will not condone hate and ethnic animosity, Kenyans will blame themselves if they elect a tribal leadership that lacks the mandate from a large section of Kenyans. A leader will head wrangle prone and unstable government that cannot implement constitution. Let us unite and elect a Kenyan leader not just because he/she is one of our own,” he told the leaders.
He urged the church leaders not to relent in their spiritual nourishment course in the country saying that was the foundation of humanity
Kidero said that tendency of turning the democratic process of electing leaders into a cycle of violence every five years must end with communities taking the lead role of maintaining peace.
He also added that coming polls would be historic in Kenyan history and should be approached soberly
At the same time he warned youths in Mombasa to exercise restraint and avoid retaliatory attacks on Churches.
“That is ill advised because enemies will celebrate if such incidences escalates into a religious conflict,” Kidero says.
He was reacting to the killing of Sheikh Aboud Rogo in Mombasa early this week.