Women dominate Kiambu politics as Wamatangi names deputy

Kiambu Gubernatorial aspirant on a UDA party ticket Kimani Wamatangi has unveiled his running mate Wednesday in the forthcoming General Election.

Wamatangi beat three others to clinch the UDA ticket in April for the County’s Governor race after garnering over 85,000 votes.

The three include; Thika MP Patrick Wainana, former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Eric Muturi.

Wamatangi, who is the current Kiambu Senator nominated Njeri Kirika an entrepreneur from Gatundu South becoming the fourth female Deputy Governor to be picked by male aspirants.

The incumbent and Jubilee Party candidate Governor James Nyoro nominated June Njambi Waweru as deputy ahead of the gubernatorial elections on 9th August.

On Monday, Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo who is running under the Tujibebe Wakenya party picked Esther Ndirangu as his running mate.

Kabogo said that his decision came after immense consultation and intense scrutiny in his bid to oust the incumbent Governor.

“After immense consultation and intense scrutiny, I have chosen Madam Esther Ndirangu as My Deputy Governor for Kiambu County under the Tujibebe Wakenya Party in the August 9th Gubernatorial election,” said Kabogo.

Esther Ndirangu has served as County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Education and Social Services under his administration between 2013 – 2014.

Chama Cha Kazi party leader and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria picked real estate entrepreneur Faith Mwaura as his running mate for the governor race.

Thika MP Patrick Wainaina who is also eyeing the Kiambu seat has picked former Kiambu Women Rep Anne Nyokabi Gatheca to the deputy position in the 2022 polls.

Wajungle is now eyeing the Kiambu Gubernatorial seat on an independent ticket after losing in UDA nominations held last month.


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