Evans Odhiambo Kidero is a Kenyan Businessman and a politician who served as the first Governor of Nairobi between 2013 and 2017.
He is a pharmacist by profession having studied at the University of Nairobi for his undergraduate degree.
He also has a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the United States International University (USIU). He had initially worked as a pharmacist at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
He later worked at the SmithKline Beecham Healthcare International for 12 years. He also worked at the National Media Group (NMG) as the Managing Director for 2 years between 2000 and 2003.
Kidero also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Mumias Sugar Company. His first elective post was in 2013 when he vied for the Nairobi Gubernatorial seat under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party. He vied again for Nairobi’s gubernatorial position after getting a direct nomination ticket from the ODM party. He, however, lost to Mike Mbuvi Sonko who was Nairobi’s senator between 2013 and 2017.
Kidero recently declared his return to politics but this time in Homa Bay where he intends to contest the gubernatorial seat in 2022.
He is counting on support from ODM party leader Raila Odinga and has been supporting the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) while at the same time building a foundation for the 2022 general elections.
Some of his past achievements include revamping hospitals in Nairobi. He launched a 120-bed maternity wing at Mbagathi Hospital, Rehabilitated the Pumwani Hospital and ensured that Karen, Dandora, Riruta and Mathare had 24 hour based healthcare services.
He also changed the outlook of Nairobi CBD by planting grass along main roads that lead to the City Center. He also did the Nairobi Integrated Plan which showed the housing plans and how the transport system would work to ensure a reduction in the traffic jam.