Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has declared interest in running for the Homa Bay Governor’s seat in 2022.
Speaking during an interview with The Standard, Kidero confirmed he has been approached by residents asking him to go for the seat as one of their ‘sons.’
“It is something I am considering very seriously,” he said.
Kidero has been in the political cold since the 2017 elections when failed to defend his seat.
He is likely to face National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi and Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga who have expressed interests in succeeding Governor Cyprian Awiti.
Also in the race for the Homa Bay Governor’s seat is Oyugi Magwanga who emerged second in the 2017 elections.
Being an ODM stronghold, anyone who bags the party’s nomination is almost guaranteed of winning the seat during the election.
Political pundits argue that Kidero’s financial muscle could give him an advantage over his rivals in the Homa Bay gubernatorial race.
Kidero was elected as the first Governor of Nairobi in 2013 on an ODM ticket and served until 2017 when he lost the seat to Mike Mbuvi Sonko of the Jubilee party.
Before joining politics in 2012, he served as the CEO of Mumias Sugar for nearly 10 years.