After failing to convince Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Alliance to endorsed Jimnah Mbaru for the Nairobi Governorship Seat, the Kikuyu Business Elite, also known as the “Muthaiga Group” have now read the riot act and thrown their wait behind ODM’s Dr. Evans Kidero.
Sources present at the lunch time meeting held today at Muthaiga Golf Club, the group is said to have resolved to back a feasible candidate after all indicators showed that TNA’s Candidate Ferdinand Waititu is poised to loose in the coming elections to be held on Monday 4th March to Dr. Kidero.
The news comes at a time when the Jubilee Coalition has been experirncing tough times with an in-house rivalry in TNA Team Nairobi. The coalition seem to be heading to a major loss in the city after it emerged that Rachel Shebesh, their flag bearer was loosing her grim lead for the seat to Wiper’s Rehab Ndambuki and KNC’s Esther Passaris wil Senatorial battle is believed to be heading to the wire with ODM’s Bishop Margaret Wanjiru trailling TNA’s Gideon Mike Sonko Mbuvi by a small margin.
The endorsement of Dr. Kidero for Nairobi Governorship is seen as a “muscle flexing” duel between the Muthaiga Elite, who are believed to the a major force in the Central Kenyan Politics and their preceived “crown prince” Uhuru Kenyatta and is meant to instill some form of “parental discipline” on him.
The news will be received by Dr. Evans Kidero’s team with broader smiles as the latest opinion polls released earlier this week also put him in a commanding lead over his rivals for the seat.
Unconfirmed reports also indicate that the Federation on Kenyan Employers (FKE), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) are currently involved in Boardroom wars over planned endorsement of Dr. Kidero for the seat. The three organizations are said to be “thinking” of making their voice known on who their preferred candidate for Kenya’s largest economic hub is. However, they have failed to agree on who to throw their wait behind as most of the directors said to be leaning towards Dr. Kidero while others want the endorsement to be made in favor of Jimnah Mbarau
Well, there you have it, Dr. Kidero it is for the Muthaiga Group.