“This is socio economic terrorism”
~ Trade and Industrialization Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS) Nominee Dr Evans Kidero Speaks out against Azimio la Umoja maandamano.
Kidero said the Azimio mass protests should be castigated in the strongest possible terms as they crippled the country’s economy.
Kidero has spoken a day after the Deputy President Righati Gachagua revealed that Kenya lost Ksh2 Billion due to the mass protests that took place on Monday, 20th, 2023 cos
Kidero who is a former Nairobi Governor said Kenyans were against the protests as they only took place in two out Kenya’s 47 counties where it only happened in Nairobi and Kisumu.
“Mass action being organized the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been used to benefit Kenyans but to serve the opposition leader’s selfish interests,” he said.
He said this is something that the Azimio leader Raila Odinga is used to where first started by terrorizing the late President Daniel Arap Moi in 1999-2000 until the then president accommodated him in the ruling party Kanu.
“They did the same in 2008 and got a share of the “Nusu Mkate” Grand National coalition government under the then president Mwai Kibaki, they did it in 2018 that led to the handshake between Raila and the then president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kidero said all these has never been done to benefit Kenyans but individuals saying such actyions should be condemned in the strongest terms and resisted.
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has made a comeback in the political scene following his appointment as the Chief Administrative Secretary in Trade and Industrialization.
Kidero lost in his political ambition to become the next Homabay Governor to Gladys Wanga has now found a new lease of life to be in the political scene following his appointment.
The relationship between Kidero and ODM Leader Raila Odinga has been frosty ever since the party chose to give Wanga a direct party ticket to vie in Homabay pushing him to vie as an independent candidate.
The Former Nairobi Governor has been in the political cold for five years after losing the city county leadership to Mike Sonko.
Kidero said the people of Nyanza have resolved to work with the government and won’t allow themselves to be isolated from the rest of Kenyans.
They also pledged to join President Ruto’s political party United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
“We have chosen UDA because it’s a party that cares for the people unlike ODM which focuses on demonstrations daily,”Kidero said while officially joining the President William Ruto led party.