Nairobi local elections, 2013
Local elections were held in Nairobi County to elect a Governor and County Assembly on 4 March 2013. Under the new constitution, which was passed in a 2010 referendum, the 2013 general election was the first where there would be election of County governors and their deputies for the 47 newly created counties. They were also the first general elections run by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) which has released the official list of candidates. While it is not necessary to hold a degree to become e.g. president of the United States, a degree of a university recognised in Kenya is necessary to run for a gubernator seat.
|Arita, Eric Mokua||Mumma, Tom Ignatius||FORD–People||4068|
|Kihoro, Wanyiri||Odula, Odhiambo||Independent||4539|
|Kidero, Evans Odhiambo||Mueke, J. Mwangangi||Cord||Orange Democratic Movement||692483|
|Kisia, Philip Mwala||Atito, Martin Onyango||Cord||Federal Party of Kenya||5162|
|Kobia, Geoffrey Thuku||Wanjiku, Rose Anne||Jubilee||National Rainbow Coalition||5314|
|Mbaru, Jimnah Mwangi||Ibrahim, Ahmed||N/A||Alliance Party of Kenya||52084|
|Muchumu, Joseph Mwangi||Ochieng, Godfrey||Kenya National Congress||1725|
|Mutinda, Richard Kavemba||Nyangangali, Crispus Fwamba||WDM-K||7490|
|Ngok, Alice Chepkirui||Nyakundi, Elijah Wycliffe||National Vision Party||3823|
|Waititu, Ferdinand Ndungu||Achoki, Robin Manono||Jubilee||The National Alliance||617839|
|Ipsos Synovate||2 – 5 Feb 2013||870||Evans Kidero
|Ipsos Synovate||Dec 2012||–||Margaret Wanjiru
|Jimnah Mbaru 11%|
Candidates in details
Eric Mokua Arita
Eric Mokua Arita belongs to Ford People. He attended Nairobi School from 1987 to 1990. He attended University of Nairobi and has an MBA from Daystar University. At the eleventh hour, he stepped down for Dr. Evans Kidero. Currently Dr. Kidero appointed him as the County Executive in-charge of roads.
Wanyiri Kihoro is a land economist and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Evans Odhiambo Kidero
Jimnah Mwangi Mbaru
Please see here Jimnah Mbaru's Wikipedia entry.
Philip Mwala Kisia
Geoffrey Thuku Kobia
Geoffrey Thuku Kobia has worked for General Electric. He attended Dagoretti Boys High School and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Strathmore University. At 25 years old, he was the youngest Gubernatorial candidate in Kenya's 2013 gubernatorial elections. He inspired many youths and was able to beat seasoned public officers like Philip Kisia the former town clerk of Nairobi. He has vowed he will be back on the race in 2017 to bring change to the City of Nairobi. In 2013,was runners up for youngest outstanding Alumni of Strathmore University after being successfully nominated. His success story was also seen when he was also nominated at GE as having an outstanding career amongst his peers.
The following politicians made public their intentions to run but did not run or failed to obtain nominations in their preferred political parties:
- John Gakuo Former Town Clerk, City Council of Nairobi
- Timothy Muriuki
- Margaret Wanjiru MP for Starehe Constituency
Gakuo and Muriuki failed in the TNA nominations while Wanjiru was barred by her party due to questions over the validity of her university degree.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "SHITANDA, WANJIRU OUT OVER DEGREES". The Standard. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- eric mokua arita
- nominated candidates Archived 20 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine.