Francis Kigo Njenga, a former member of parliament for Gatundu North, has announced his intention to step away from local politics.
Njenga served as the representative for the seat from 2013 to 2017, when he was defeated by Ann Wanjiku Kibe, a former broadcaster on Kameme FM who is now the head of radio.
During the elections that took place in August, he ran as a candidate for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), but he was ultimately unsuccessful and lost to an Independent candidate named Elijah Njoroge Kururia.
Njenga expressed his excitement over the prospect of working for President William Ruto's administration after announcing his retirement from local politics on Saturday evening, while he was hosting friends for a celebration following the conferral of a doctoral degree on him.
"I have decided to step away from my involvement in local politics, and I will never again seek election to the House of Representatives. Having completed my education in the realm of local politics, I am now equipped and prepared to work in any capacity inside the national government "The People's Daily reported that he made the statement.
Kiambu MPs who were present at the event, led by Gathoni Wamuchomba (Women Rep), Mburu Kahangara (Lari), and George Koimbori (Juja), requested that Ruto nominate Njenga while also nominating his senior secretaries and chief administrative secretaries.
"As representatives of the Kiambu team, we are exerting effort to ensure that Kigo Njenga, who has been a devoted general, is nominated. We are unable to let him put his PhD degree to waste, and as a result, we are lobbying for him to be appointed to a position of greater responsibility," Wamuchomba added.
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