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Badi not running for Nairobi governor

A poster shared on social media insinuated the director general would run for the city's top seat.

In Summary
  • Badi told the Star he had no interest in joining politics and the post was fake.
  • In a previous interview with the Star, Badi said once the NMS tenure comes to an end he will go back to the barracks.

Nairobi Metropolitan Services director general Lt Gen Mohammed Badi will not run for Nairobi governor.

A poster recently shared on social media had Badi's image with the word 'vote' and a ticked box next to it, at the top. 

Beneath these is the director general's name 'Lt. Gen Badi Ali'

Under Badi's image are the Chama Cha Kazi logo and the words 'Nairobi Governor 2022'

A fact-check by the Star has established that the post is fake.

Google Reverse Image Search, TinEye, and Yandex tools did not pick the image.

Further, Badi told the Star he had no interest in joining politics and the post was fake.

"This is fake news being peddled around on social media. I have no intentions of joining politics," he said.

"My mission in Nairobi is very clear as outlined by President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 18, 2020."

In a previous interview with the Star, Badi said once the NMS tenure comes to an end he will go back to the barracks.

“My determination is to see a change in Nairobi within the two years of my tenure. After that, I will go back to the barracks,” he said.

“I’m not a politician, mine is just working. I have an agenda to follow and I have timelines to complete certain projects. There is nothing like cannot’ in the military, you have to achieve it.”

The NMS two-year term was to expire in March but was renewed by Governor Anne Kananu early this month for a further six months.

It is in charge of health services, transport, public works, utilities and ancillary services, and planning and development.

Edited by Josephine M. Mayuya