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Meet the Longest Serving MP in Nyanza Who Has Been in Parliament Since 1994

Kitutu Chache North MP Jimmy Angwenyi ( Photo Courtesy)

He has seen it all in politics. After all, he has been in the game for almost three decades. And with the 2022 election fast approaching, the veteran politician is not just about to slow down.

Kitutu Chache North MP Jimmy Angwenyi is that man. Today, he is the longest serving MP in Nyanza.

He was first elected to Parliament in 1994 to succeed Zachary Onyonka as Kitutu Chache MP in a by-election.

Angwenyi would go on to win re-election in 1997, 2002 before losing to Zachary Onyonka's son, Richard, in 2007.

With the expansive constituency split into North and South ahead of the 2013 poll, Angwenyi managed to make a comeback as he won the Kitutu Chache North MP seat with Richard Onyonka winning in Kitutu Chache South.

In the National Assembly today, Angwenyi is the oldest serving MP. During the 2017 swearing in of MPs, Speaker Justin Muturi joked that the veteran legislator is the "father of the house".

A key ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, Angwenyi is the National Assembly Deputy Majority leader.

At 75 years, Angwenyi is at the twilight of his colourful Holi career. However, the seasoned legislator has not shown any signs of leaving the stage any time soon.

In Nyanza, his record of being the longest serving MP today is not under any threat. After all, his 20- year tenure in the House is not under any threat.

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Jimmy Angwenyi Kitutu Chache Kitutu Chache North National Assembly Zachary Onyonka

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