Former Governor Kidero Reveals How He Blew Ksh418M in 3 Years

  • Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero at Milimani Courts on October 02, 2018
    Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero at Milimani Courts on October 02, 2018
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  • Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has opened up on how he spent Ksh418 million in just three years.

    In court documents he filed according toThe Standard, the former Nairobi County boss revealed that a huge chunk of his money was channeled towards his re-election bid that was not successful.

    His expenditure began with the set up of a Ksh53 million campaign center that would anchor most of operations for the duration before he proceeded to splash Ksh7 million on an office space.

    As part of his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party membership, Kidero noted that he paid Ksh37 million for the duration.

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    Incumbent Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko shakes hands with his predecessor Evans Kidero at Uhuru Park in 2017
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    As the campaigns were hitting up, the tycoon spent Ksh20 million on the day he launched his interest on the gubernatorial bid and also parted with Ksh8 million for his re-election research.

    He later spent Ksh20 million during the nominations period and an additional Ksh75 million was paid towards trumping up his publicity while Ksh47 million went towards the acquisition of publicity materials.

    In the course of the campaign period, the former county boss is also said to have paid out Ksh55 million as reimbursements to his agents and an additional Ksh6 million was spent in entertaining his campaigners.

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    Politicians are also known for their endless motorcades, and to keep Kidero moving, the politician had to spend Ksh25 million to fuel his cars.

    He is said to have splashed an additional Ksh6 million towards repair of the machines before topping it all up with a Ksh16 million capital expenditure.

    Kidero was forced to show the expenditure in a case in which Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) filed a suit against him in a tax dispute totalling Ksh680 million.

    The former county boss has, however, refuted the figure claiming that the authority added over Ksh200 million unfairly.

    “I strongly believe that the investigations have been actuated by malice and undue pressure from my political opponents who are using the commissioner of investigations and enforcement to further their political interests by raising assessments which are not supported by law or facts,” he stated.

    Kidero has a number of high-end properties including dreamy mansions and a luxurious fleet of cars.

    His Muthaiga house borrowed its style from Roman architecture, complete with cathedral themed pillars and insanely high ceilings.

    Records from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) placed Muthaiga's house in the Ksh300 million category in terms of value.

    He is also rumoured to own 11 cars and properties exceeding Ksh1 billion.

    Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and a guest at his Muthaiga home
    Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and a guest at his Muthaiga home
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