marendeFormer speaker of the National Assembly, Kenneth Marende has declared interest in the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.

Mr Marende, speaking at a Nairobi church on Sunday, said he is considering joining the already crowded race to unseat incumbent Dr Evans Kidero.

“… nitafanya kazi na Wakenya wote wa Nairobi. Na Mungu akubali hayo (I will work with all Kenyans in Nairobi and may God accept that,” he said.

Also in attendance at the church service were Kidero and Dennis Waweru, another aspirant for the Nairobi governor’s seat.

Marende’s declaration comes after businesswoman Esther Passaris declared her interest.

The number of aspirants now stands at 11. They include, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja, Esther Passaris, Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, Former Devolution cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, Former Kilome MP Harun Mwau, Raila Odinga’s former aide, Miguna Miguna and Kenneth Marende.

Watch Marende’s declaration in the video below: