The 2022 General Election is just less than four months away and Kenyans will be going to the polls to elect new leaders again to represent them for the next five years. These have seen intensified political campaigns in the country as leaders seeking elective seats scramble to outdo each other ahead of the polls.
In Nyandarua County Senatorial contest, a titanic showdown is brewing between Jubilee Party which is under Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition and the newly crowned United Democratic Alliance (UDA) nominee ahead of the 2022 August 9th polls, a 31-year-old John Methu.
Methu hails from the little known Karoboithi Village, Njambini Kiburu Ward in the vast Kinangop Constituency and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology. During the UDA primaries in the county, Methu beat a strong field to emerge victorious and clinch the party’s ticket.
He garnered 22,473 votes to trounce and defeat three other aspirants including the incumbent Senator Mwangi Githiomi and former Local Government assistant minister Gachara Muchiri. He was followed by lawyer John Kinyanjui who managed to get 18,314 votes. Senator Githiomi and Gachara were third and fourth with 3,799 and 1,992 votes respectively.
At age of 26 years, John Muhia Methu vied for Nyandarua senatorial position in the year 2017 when he was fresh from University under Dr Alfred Mutua's Maendeleo Chap Chap party but lost to the incumbent Githiomi. He has been traversing the whole of Nyandarua County in the capacity of the personal assistant of the speaker of the county assembly of Nyandarua and his political intrigues have worked to his advantage.
In the August 9th Polls, he is going to face a candidate fronted by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s newly revamped Jubilee Party. The party is banking on Dr Simon Waweru Kanyingi, Wambui Wa Escarpment, Phoebe Wairimu Mwaura alia Daktari, John Mureithi Waiganjo and Rev Moses Ndegwa.
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