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Bodyguards Who Went on to Become MPs

Bodyguards assigned to Kenyan VIPs have one of the most difficult jobs, and it has been described as one of the least rewarding in the security industry on several occasions.

Aside from working long hours and taking personal risks on behalf of their risks, they also earn pitiful wages, which often leads to poor mental health.

However, some outliers have risen from low-level jobs to the pinnacle of Kenyan society by achieving the VIP status held by their bosses.

Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai and Mbeere South MP Geoffrey King'ang'i are members of Kenya's twelfth parliament who used to be bodyguards for top politicians.

Mbai worked as a bodyguard for Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua for ten years before being elected Member of Parliament for Kitui East. This was following his resignation from the police force in 2013.

He had previously worked as a bodyguard for then-Environment Minister Francis Nyenze.

King'ang'i, for his part, was President Mwai Kibaki's Aide de Camp (ADC). During major ceremonies, an ADC is an officer who stands behind the president.

He had previously worked as a bodyguard for then-Environment Minister Francis Nyenze.

Madoka has also held several high-level government positions under President Uhuru Kenyatta, including chairing the boards of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

He married Elizabeth Madoka, whom he met while serving as ADC to Jomo Kenyatta. In her role as the founding President's secretary, his wife raised Uhuru and his siblings.

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