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Why Hon Purity Ngirici is the Undisputed Kirinyaga Governor in Waiting

Hon Purity Ngirici won by almost four times the votes of her nearest opponent, double the votes of Hon Martha Karua with Ann Waiguru barely managing to score two-thirds of her votes despite being in the same party with her.

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Kirinyaga Women Representative and the Top Contender for Kirinyaga Gubernatorial Seat in 2022, Hon Purity Wangui Ngirici.

Kirinyaga Women Representative Hon Purity Wangui Ngirici is the true definition of iron lady, she has been tested and tried and proved time and again she can be trusted to remain true to her commitment to stand with the Hustler Nation whatever personal cost she has to pay for what she beliefs. It is no wonder the Women and Men of Kirinyaga County respect her and have joined her in taking a firm stand to back her all the way to the ballot as the next and third Governor of the County and to support Deputy President Dr. William Ruto to be the 5th President of Kenya.

Everything the so-called system has tried to intimidate Hon Purity Ngirici has failed from hiring goons to infiltrate her well-attended meetings to sending auctioneers for non-existent debt to closing down her media business for whimsical reasons to unleashing KRA to harass her relations. Indeed, it is a testament of her strength as a woman and a leader that Hon Purity Ngirici is still standing and moving forward despite it all when others who were thought to be stronger have since given up and sold their souls to the system for their own comfort and peace of mind.

But not Hon Purity Ngirici. As she puts it aptly: “We will not back down or look back. The incoming government must be “for the people” and “by the people.” She has kept her eyes on the ball and earned herself the moniker: Hustlers Chairlady. Today, there is no question her efforts and unwavering stand has paid off and won her the trust of Kirinyaga people who are determined to reject big names including the incumbent Governor to elect her as their next Governor.

Hon Purity Ngirici makes donations to the elderly and persons with disabilities in Kirinyaga County to cushion them from vagaries of Covid-19

As things stand, Hon Purity Ngirici has so much dwarfed her competition you would be forgiven for thinking she is only one in the race to be the third Kirinyaga Governor. Nothing the incumbent Governor Ann Waiguru does seems to convince people she is a serious political player who can rank anywhere near Hon Purity Ngirici. In fact, the more Kirinyaga people especially youth and women hang on every word Hon Ngirici utters and every move she makes, the more Waiguru has been ignored and relegated to oblivion after she threw her weight behind Raila Odinga.

Today, there is no doubt in the mind of any Kirinyaga Resident that Hon Purity Ngirici is poised to send many big political names in the county to early involuntary retirement come next year. NARC Leader Martha Karua is already jittery and unsure whether to try her hand on the Kirinyaga Gubernatorial seat again or try the safer Senatorial seat given Hon Purity Ngirici’s soaring popularity. There are even rumours in the political corridors that Karua is looking for a softer landing next year but even that depends on Hon Purity Ngirici, the de facto Kirinyaga County Supremo.

Similarly, after appearing keen on daring Hon Purity Ngirici, Interior PS Dr. Karanja is now facing uncertain retirement prospects aware that he does not even have any chance against her should he opt to for the gubernatorial seat. The County Senator who was elected on Independent ticket has difficulties explaining to Kirinyaga Residents why he became a sell-out and abandoned them when Hon Purity Ngirici stood resolute against the excesses of Jubilee Party.

It is almost a foregone conclusion that Hon Purity Ngirici is the only elected County leader in Kirinyaga County who is guaranteed re-election on 9th August 2022. And having declared her quest to be the next Governor of Kirinyaga County, everyone else is scrambling for what is left out of fear of having to face her in the ballot and enduring a certain defeat in her hands. Still, Hon Purity Ngirici is not leaving anything to chance and in her usual energetic style, she is on the ground empowering Kirinyaga Residents on a daily basis.

Hon Purity Ngirici has prudently applied her NGAAF kitty to empower Kirinyaga Hustles to rise from the Bottom Up.

Many analysts are quick to admit that they are anticipating a massive landslide win for Hon Purity Ngirici in 2022 given that in 2017, when she was just a new entrant in politics and not enjoying the runaway popularity and political clout she now commands, she scooped 73% of the votes cast in Kirinyaga County. To be sure, Hon Purity Ngirici won by almost four times the votes her nearest opponent got, double the votes Hon Martha Karua managed and Ann Waiguru was barely able to score two-thirds of her votes despite being in the same party with her.

There is consensus among pundits that the fact that Kirinyaga County rejected Jubilee Party’s Senatorial Candidate (who got 43% of the votes) and voted for the only Independent Senator in Kenya and non-Jubilee Senator in the entire Mt, Kenya, is proof that Hon Purity Ngirici did not owe her massive votes to the party wave in Mt. Kenya. Hon Purity Ngirici being the only Kirinyaga County candidate who won by overwhelming majority in 2017 and both Karua and Waiguru having rode on her popularity in some parts of the County, it is easy to see why the Kirinyaga Governor seat is as good as reserved for her in 2022.

Two things are for sure going into 2022. One, Kirinyaga County is going to make history as the first County in Kenya to vote two female Governors in succession. Two, Hon Purity Ngirici is assured to make history as one of the first Women Reps to go on to become a Governor in the short history of devolution. Many Kirinyaga Residents who are tired of the current impeached cannot wait for next August to usher Hon Purity Wangui Ngirici and make way for her to take her Bottom Up Empowerment Approach to the next level.

Hon Purity Ngirici and Deputy President Dr. William Ruto. She is the Undisputed Hustler Nation Point Person in the Kirinyaga County

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Why Wakili Oliver Kipchumba’s Senatorial Bid is Good News for Uasin Gichu

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Wakili Oliver Karori Kipchumba is set to debunk the myth that Uasin Gichu County cannot produce a Senator who is worthy the office. The County has won the notoriety in Senate as one that has misfortune of electing Senators who go in the opposite direction from the hopes and aspirations of the Uasin Gichu Residents. But that is about to change when Oliver Kipchumba, who has no serious challenger thus far, gets elected as the third Uasin Gichu Senator. With UDA Primaries just a fortnight away, Uasin Gichu Residents are showing open preference for Wakili Kipchumba as their Senator over Incumbent Governor Mandago who they see as part of the rotting wound in the County they are trying to cauterize.

One cannot argue with the fact that while Uasin Gichu County has many good things but it stands out as one of those counties in Kenya that has never been well represented in the Senate of Kenya since 2013. When Uasin Gichu Residents replaced the Silent Senator Isaac Melly (who spoke not once in the Senate) with Prof. Margaret Kamar, little did they know their Senator will make it her business to oppose what they support and support what they can’t stand at all.

Today, tired of shenanigans of Margaret Kamar, Uasin Gichu Residents are by all indications looking for new blood and a political firebrand to send to the Senate to voice their agenda. This is why many Uasin Gichu residents consider the entry of Lawyer Oliver Kipchumba into the Senatorial Race as God’s answer to their fervent prayers for someone to rescue them from the misfortune of deadbeat senators

The youthful and eloquent Oliver Kipchumba who describes himself as “a liberal conservative politician, an advocate, Political Commentator, Entrepreneur and a Committed Sunday School Teacher” reminds many Uasin Gichu residents of the young William Ruto who on arriving on the political stage in Eldoret North soon eclipsed those who had hitherto been deemed unbeatable and has never looked back. Many youth in the County also see Oliver Kipchumba candidature as  their chance to elect one of their own.

Oliver Kipchumba is not new to politics and leadership having been the Student Leader during his time at Moi University. He has since become a sought-after political debater by most National Television. He has also cut his teeth as a leading lawyer and has appeared for and represented many big names in court and in the boardroom. There is no denying when Uasin Gichu Residents elect Oliver Kipchumba in 2022 they shall have guarantee of the best and most articulate representation and oversight in the Senate.

Oliver is a duly admitted Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and an Holder of Masters of Laws (LL.M) from Strathmore University, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Moi University and Diploma in Laws from Kenya School of Law.  Besides his quest to clinch the Uasin Gichu Senator seat, Oliver has been at the forefront in recruiting, coordinating and leading professionals in support of the Deputy President Dr. William Ruto’s bid to be the next President.

Based on his slogan of Putting Devolution into Perspective, Oliver Kipchumba says the role of the Senator is indispensable as the official spokespersons of the County in Parliament. He believes the next Uasin Gichu Senator must ensure the County Residents and Kenyans at large enjoy the fruits of devolution and the Governors and MCAs live up to their manifesto and expectations of the residents. If elected, Oliver Kipchumba is determined to end the culture of excess and runaway graft in the counties and ensure that the Second Governor of Uasin Gichu County delivers for the people.

Wakili Oliver Kipchumba with Deputy President William Ruto, the Chief Guest during his recent LL.M Graduation.

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Wakili Mbaluka Switch to Vie for Machakos Senator a Hailed as Sure Win

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Top Nairobi Lawyer Hon Joel Kyatha Mbaluka has joined United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and opted to vie for Machakos Senator, a move that has been hailed as a game changing hat trick and sure win by many political analysts. Many have hailed the move by Wakili Mbaluka to shift from the crowded Gubernatorial Race to vie for Machakos Senator as the right thing to given that Machakos Residents are frustrated by the illiteracy and incompetence of the Incumbent Senator and the other aspirants who have expressed interest in the seat left by Late Machakos Senator Hon Boniface Kabaka.

Wakili Mbaluka, being a counsel like Hon Boniface Kabaka, has been described as the right man to fit the big shoes left by the late articulate and firebrand senator who is already being missed by most residents who had grown to like his activism in the Senate. There is consensus among most Machakos Residents that they made a mistake in electing a Class 7 drop out to represent them in the current Senate which has become the house of the most learned debate.

Many Machakos County residents are alarmed that Senator Kavindu Muthama is yet to make a maiden speech more than one year since she was sworn in. In fact, many residents are not even aware who is their current Senator as they have not seen her in the news or speaking on the floor of the Senate. Even with all the stealing that has gone on in Machakos County in the last year, not once did Senator Kavindu as much as make a statement to call for transparency or accountability.

In fact, according to analysts, nothing has prepared Machakos County residents to elect another lawyer as Senator in August 2022 than having an incompetent gap Senator. People now can tell the difference between having a Senator who knows his job like Kabaka and having dead weight like Kavindu who is not even aware what is her job description. This is working to Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka’s advantage given that he is considered as an outsider in Machakos County affairs and has no conflict of interest.

Analysts are also quick to note that Machakos County having rejected a Wiper Senate Candidate to elect Senator Kabaka, they will readily elect Senator Joel Kyatha Mbaluka to get the job done. Senator Mbaluka also has the advantage of coming from the Lower Machakos like Kabaka. His unity with UDA Chairman Hon Johnstone Muthama is likely to give him an advantage in other parts of Machakos which will sweep him to office with ease. As many have noted about Mbaluka’s shift to Senatorial race, holding all other factors constant, he may as well begin to prepare for swearing in as Next Machakos Senator.

Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka when he joined UDA Presidential Candidate Dr. William Ruto at Masii in Mwala.

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Why Mbaluka is Preferred by 57% of Residents as Next Machakos Governor

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Machakos Governor Aspirant Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka continues to lead in the polls even as his rating among the County residents is soaring to new heights. This runaway popularity of the Lawyer has been attributed to his demonstration of understanding who is a Governor, what does a Governor do and what he Machakos electorate should expect from him as the next Governor. In the latest Machakos poll, Wakili Mbaluka is leading with 57% of Machakos County Residents saying if elections are held today they will vote for him. His nearest competitor has meagre 18% support less than a third of Mbaluka’s support.

The opinion poll sampled the opinion of Machakos residents by posing the question: Who is Machakos Next Governor? The county residents were given to choose between Hon Kyatha Mbaluka, Hon Wavinya Ndeti (CAS of Transport), Hon Florence Mwangangi (Machakos County Speaker), Hon Johnstone Muthama (Former Senator and UDA Chairperson), Hon Francis Maliti (Machakos Deputy Governor) and Hon Patrick Makau (Mavoko Constituency MP). In what has been described as a case of David versus Goliaths, Wakili Mbaluka is emerging as the leader in the crowded race for next Machakos Governor.

The success of Wakili Mabluka has been attributed to his understanding of the role of Governor and how he has gone about selling himself to residents across the County. “A Governor is a Manager of County Affairs and resources and should be a diligent Manager and Brilliant Organizer like Joel Kyatha Mbaluka who is both a learned Lawyer but holder of a Master in Financial Management. Machakos County Residents can count on Governor Mbaluka to prudently deal with their county affairs and ensure our County resources are not wasted or misappropriated by dishonest county workers and cartels,” said a Political Analyst who requested anonymity.

According to Wakili Mbaluka, a Governor ought to be a diligent manager who understands the problems of his People like himself. He notes that having grown up in squalor within Machakos County and having had to endure going to a Primary School seven kilometers away on bare feet and to fetch water with a donkey every afternoon after school 12 kilometers away for the family, he is the best placed to address the persisting water scarcity issue with finality amongst other issues such as unemployment, bad infrastructure and poorly stocked hospitals as outlined in his manifesto.

“As I have outlined in my manifesto and explained to Machakos County residents from Kalama to Mavoko to Mwala to Yatta and Muthesya, my Government will have people of Machakos County as the priority and county funds and resources will only be deployed to the most deserving of priority areas where the greatest number possible/attainable of Machakos County residents will Benefit instead of selfish ventures of greedy County officials to make maximum kickbacks at the expense of service delivery for the people,” said Wakili Mbaluka.

Mbaluka thanked Machakos County residents for embracing his message saying that all he is seeking the Governor seat to serve them better and create employment opportunities for disadvantaged Machakos youth, fresh graduates and people with disabilities within County structures and further to attract investors in our great County to open up factories, companies and godowns to employ our youth and to promote the welfare of people with disabilities as outlined in his manifesto. He also promised to ensure equity in the allocation of resources in all Machakos subcounties.

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