Evans Kidero
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Evans Kidero (2015)
1st Governor of Nairobi City County
In office
27 March 2013 – 21 August 2017
DeputyJonathan Mwangangi Mueke
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMike Sonko
Personal details
Evans Odhiambo Kidero

(1957-05-20) 20 May 1957 (age 65)
Nairobi, Kenya
Political partyODM
SpouseSusan Mboya
Alma materUniversity of Nairobi (BPharm)

Evans Odhiambo Kidero (born 20 May 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

Kidero was born in Majengo as the eldest in a family of 7. He did his O level at Agoro Sare High School then for his A level, 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 to pursue a career in politics.

Political career

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 lost to Mike Sonko in the Nairobi gubernatorial election.

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.

Graft Charges And Arrest

In August 2018 Evans was arrested on charges of abuse of office, money laundering and bribery.[5] In October 2018, it was further revealed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission was investigating him for alleged embezzlement of public funds while at the helm of the Nairobi County and the Mumias Sugar Company Limited.[6] According to Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigations, Kidero’s worth is Sh9 billion in terms of assets.


See also


  1. ^ Wasike, Wanyonyi. "Kidero resigns as Managing Director Mumias Sugar Company". westfm.co.ke/. West FM. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Kidero Takes Nairobi". kenyalondonnews.org. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ Thuku, Wahome. "Court of Appeal nullifies Evans Kidero's election as Nairobi Governor". The Standard. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ Muthoni, Wahome Thuku and Kamau. "Supreme Court reinstates Evans Kidero pending hearing of case challenging his ouster". The Standard. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Why Evans Kidero was arrested". Daily Nation. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Evans Kidero reveals his net worth". Daily Nation. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  7. ^ Muthoni, Kamau. "Kidero has Sh9b worth of assets, court told". The Standard. Retrieved 6 December 2019.