In Summary
  • Dr Kidero says he has a stake in the petition as he ran for governor against Mr Mike Sonko.
  • But the governor questions why Dr Kidero did not file a petition against his win.
  • Mr Sonko says Dr Kidero wants to join the petition to bring in new evidence that could prejudice him.

Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has urged the High Court to allow him join a petition challenging his successor Mike Sonko.

Through his lawyer Tom Ojienda, Dr Kidero said he has evidence that will assist the court arrive a fair decision.


He said he participated in the election as an ODM candidate and lost to Sonko, and therefore has a stake in the petition.

Governor Sonko, however, dismissed his application questioning why he is joining the case late.

Mr Sonko, through his lawyers Harrison Kinyanjui and Cecil Miller, told Justice Msagha Mbogholi that Kidero is seeking to join the case to introduce new evidence, a move that would prejudice him.

Sonko’s election was challenged by two voters – Japheth Muroko and Zachaeus Okoth.


Dr Kidero has claimed that more than 60 per cent of the Forms 37A, used to declare Sonko the winner, contained irregularities.

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