Murang'a Women Representative Sabina Chege ( Photo Courtesy) A good number of Kenyan politicians rose from the teaching profession to become some of the most influential figures in the country's political leadership. Though teaching profession is often looked down upon in Kenya, it has produced some of the most influential people in Kenya.
Polycarp Igathe. [Source/The Star] Jubilee MPs have differed sharply on who the party should front at its candidate for Nairobi City Governor's seat. This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Jubilee party leader, endorsed Equity Group Commercial Officer Polycarp Igathe to be the flagbearer of the ruling party in the August polls.
Kiambu county politics took a different dimension after senator Kimani Wamatangi, CCK leader Moses Kuria and Tujibebe Wakenya Party leader William Kabogo joined Kenya Kwanza and endorsed William Ruto for presidency. Kiambu is now a Ruto strong hold. It is also a stronghold to UDA and Kenya Kwanza.
Jubilee's Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe has dismissed as fallacious, claims that she has decamped to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. The first term MP said that she will be eyeing a second term through Jubilee vowing that her support for the handshake remains solid despite Ruto's wave hitting the region.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has been sent into celebration after another senior politician from mount Kenya joins United Democratic Alliance (UDA)party led by the deputy president William Ruto. Strong kieleweke member of Parliament, Hon Wanjiku Kibe who is also Mp for Gatundu north is the latest politician to joins UDA party today during a meeting with Ruto when engaging the diaspora people at his Karen residence.
Kenya's 2022 August general elections is taking a new shape. Different leaders are busy with their campaigns looking for endorsement to be elected to different positions in the government. Among the top seats being contested includes; presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, MP and member of county assembly.
It is a season for political campaigns as presidential elections are only nine months away. Politicians are moving up and down the country to ensure that they have enough support that will guarantee re election. This has led to various leaders decamping to parties they feel are stronger.
Today deputy president William Ruto close allies invited Muranga women representative Sabina Chege to join UDA party. The leaders even went further to allege that the Muranga women representative had ditched Azimio La Umoja movement to UDA party. Legislator Sabina Chege responded to the allegations by sharing Jubilee poster bearing her name.
Members of parliament allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Mt Kenya region insists on the importance of Mt Kenya people to rally behind their region’s political party ahead of the upcoming general elections in August. According to the members of parliament, led by Ngunjiri Wambugu of Nyeri Township, Jonah Mburu from lari, Jude Njomo of the Kiambu Township, Kavinga WA Thayu from Kirinyaga, and Wanjiku Kibe from Gatundu North, citing that they will not join any of the current political alliances with clear knowledge of the fate of the people from Mt Kenya.
Today, Gatundu North Member of Parliament hon Wanjiku Kibe has cleared the air rubbishing the allegations that she is forced to join United Democratic Alliance and leave Jubilee in order for her to secure her seat coming 2022 general elections. According to Wanjiku Kibe, the on going allegations saying that she has decamped to UDA has not yet been approved hence she is still in Jubilee.
Jubilee MP Wanjiku Kibe. [Source/Kibe] Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kine has come out to address reports she has defected from Jubilee Party to UDA which is led by Deputy President William Ruto. UDA bloggers such as Pokot Mashinani have been alleging the Kieleweke legislator has dumped President Uhuru Kenyatta's camp citing pressure from her constituents.
Deputy President Dr William Ruto. (Photo courtesy). Gatundu North Member of Parliament Hon Wanjiku Kibe's latest statement that Deputy President Dr William Ruto is currently more popular on the ground, where most Kenyans are supporting him for presidency in upcoming 2022 general elections, but he will not win over the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga who is his main competitor.
United Democratic Alliance Secretary General, Veronica Maina had requested all Members of County Assembly eying for Member of Parliament, Senate and Governor's seat to submit their resignation by the end business Wednesday February 9. "The party wishes to withdraw the notice until we seek urgent clarification from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC)," read the statement in part.
Kenya is going to witness one of the fiercely contested presidential elections in the fourth coming general elections to be held next year. Deputy President Dr William Samoei Arap Ruto will be battling it out with the Orange Democratic Movement party leader Hon Raila Amolo Odinga in a battle only for the strong to survive.
‘Ground is Ruto, President is Raila’ – Kieleweke MP cites a briefing Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's ally alleges that her friend Joseph Mugwe reassured her that while most Kenyans are supporting Deputy President William Ruto's presidential bid at the moment, Raila will be the next president.
MP Wanjiku Kibe, legislator for Gatundu North says the ground in Mt Kenya is fully behind Deputy President William Ruto but notes that ODM supremo Raila Odinga will win the presidency in 2022. Kibe, an ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta and part of Jubilee Party’s Kieleweke wing, also vowed to contribute to ODM leader’s Azimio la Umoja rallying call saying it was very important to the country’s unity.
A top Kieleweke leader who has thrown her weight behind the retired prime minister Raila Odinga has stated boldly that many Kenyans are supporting the presidential bid of deputy president William Ruto but retired prime minister Raila Odinga will eventually win. The Gatundu North member of Parliament Hon Wanjiku Kibe said that the ground has already accepted William Ruto and he may be leading in terms of numbers.
Relief To Raila Odinga As Jubilee MP From Mt Kenya Refutes Claims She Has Joined William Ruto's Camp
Raila Odinga in a past meeting with leaders from Mt Kenya Raila Odinga will be pleased with the latest statement from Wanjiku Kibe. The legislator was clearing air about rumors that she had decamped to UDA from Jubilee Party and was supporting DP William Ruto. Kibe said that her support to Raila Odinga's presidency cannot waver.
Jubilee Party leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta have planned a series of campaigns before the party’s two-day National Delegates Council (NDC). At Mutomo grade school where the top of State casts his vote, tens of Jubilee Party enthusiasts assembled on Thursday waiting to be addressed by party officials.
Deputy President William Ruto's UDA party has revoked its earlier policy calling on members of the County Assembly seeking seats in Parliament and the Senate to resign. In a declaration from the party's general secretary, Veronica Maina, the party will pursue advice on the matter from the independent Electoral and Boundary Commission.