Former Constitutional and legal affairs adviser in the Office of the President Abdikadir Mohamed has expressed interest in becoming the next Nairobi Governor if a by-election is held later this year.

Abdikadir; a former Mandera Central MP is portraying himself as a safe pair of hands for City residents.

“It is true I am under enormous pressure, and I am giving it serious consideration. You and I no doubt agree that Nairobi deserves better than what we have, and what we have had. We will spend 80 per cent of our lives here and will most likely die here, so why not,” he told a local daily.

According to the Senior Counsel, he has all it takes to restore the dignity of Nairobi City which was lost when the county was in the hands of the previous leaders.


“All in all, the city residents, rich or poor, are paying the price for failing to get it right in leadership. When it’s well settled, and I am in the race, I will speak to Nairobians and I am sure they will listen. 

“This is not about me… it’s about you and all of us. I believe I am qualified, and I would like all other qualified city residents to express interest. Nairobi will not be transformed by angels from the skies. It’s us,” he divulged.

If the High Court okays a by-election in Nairobi, Abdikadir will square it out with lawyer Miguna Miguna, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and other candidates who have expressed interest in the seat.