Evans Kidero

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Evans Kidero
Governor of Nairobi County
Assumed office
27 March 2013
Deputy Jonathan Mueke
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Mike Mbuvi Sonko
Majority 692,483
Personal details
Born (1957-05-20) 20 May 1957 (age 60)
Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Political party ODM
Spouse(s) Susan Mboya -Kidero
Children 3
Alma mater University of Nairobi (BPharm)
USIU (MBA)
Profession Pharmacist
Website www.kideroevans.com

Evans Odhiambo Kidero (born May 20, 1957) is a Kenyan politician and former Governor of Nairobi County. He served as CEO of Mumias Sugar Company for 8 years, resigning in 2012 to join elective politics.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kidero was born in Majengo as the eldest in a family of 7. He attended Mangu High School where he eventually became Head Boy, also known as prefect. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1983 with a Degree in Pharmacy and went on to obtain a Masters in Business Administration at the Kenyan United States International University in 1990. He was CEO of the Mumias Sugar Company for eight years before resigning from that position in 2012 in to pursue a career in politics.

Political career[edit]

Kidero was elected as the first governor of Nairobi County in the Nairobi gubernatorial elections of 2013 on an ODM ticket.[2]

Following a petition by Ferdinand Waititu, who ran against him in the gubernatorial election, Kidero was ousted as Nairobi Governor, with the court citing electoral malpractices.[3] Kidero was later reinstated by the Supreme Court following an appeal that overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal.[4] In 2017 elections, Evans Kidero will be seeking to defend the positions under competition by current Senator Mike Sonko, 2013 presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth, and business woman Esther Passaris.[5]

Dr. Kidero is married to Susan Mboya, daughter of the late Kenyan politician, Tom Mboya. He has three children from a previous marriage to the late Abigail Odhiambo Kidero.

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