Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has retreated to his Asumbi village home in Homabay County and has assumed the life of a common village folk, not riding in his 40M Rolls Royce Phantom but a motorbike on a muddy murram road.
Five years ago, Dr Evans Kidero was among among the country’s most prominent politicians having been just elected Nairobi’s first Governor. He was in the league of most influential leaders whom Kenyans saw as having a bright future in politics. However, things took a downturn after a humiliating defeat on 2017 and now corruption cases are threatening to swallow him.
Dr Evans Odhiambo Kidero rose from the grit of the slums of Majengo to become one of the most admired chief executives in the Kenyan corporate scene. Until late last year, he was living the dream life of many Kenyans.
His wit was only equal to his wealth and successful career straddling the private and public sectors. As an employee, Dr Kidero earned more than Sh578 million in salaries between 1985 and 2012.
As a landlord, he has pocketed over Sh357 million in rental income for housing the big boys in town as well as governments of the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden.
His pipeline of overseas stocks and investments continue to earn him more millions, and these are just what he has let out in public.