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The Senator who Started Politics at 15 Years

The late Laikipia Senator GG Kariuki was a veteran politician and a father figure to the residents of Laikipia county.

The death of the congenial politician left the entire county condensed with sorrow. It was detrimental to Laikipia's political space, to say the least. 

As published by Citizen, a resident hailing from Nyahururu referred to the former legislature as a hero, one who dispensed an exceptional political style.

“GG was a true leader who had the heart to serve people. He worked hard to ensure that security is heightened in a county that is otherwise prone to banditry attacks,” Waithaka recalled.

Herein, we shed light on the interesting fact about the late GG Kariuki. 

1.He started politics at the tender age of 15 years

He plunged into politics in 1952 when he was 15 years. Having cultivated a remarkable mental resilience, the young Kariuki thought it wise to frame a revolution that would champion the freedom of drained Africans who suffered in the hands of the white settlers.

2.He trained martial arts

The former Laikipia senator held a black belt in Taekwondo. His stellar performance along the lines of taekwondo hoisted him to becoming Vice President of the World Taekwondo Federation as well as a national patron of the Kenya Taekwondo Association.

3.The oldest Doctorate candidate

In 2015, the consummate politician graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Ph.D. in International Relations, making him the oldest doctorate student to graduate from the prestigious institution.

4.He never tasted alcohol in his entire life

The thought of someone swigging alcohol left him disillusioned. Admission from his wife and Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura convince us that the late billionaire believed that alcohol makes the brain errant, leaving the logical thought pattern estranged.

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GG Kariuki Laikipia Nyahururu Taekwondo Waithaka


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