Since the news that Edward Muriu Kamau, one of the leading and highly-rated Lawyers in Kenya, was in the race for Gatanga MP in 2022, the dynamics of Murang’a County politics changed for good. The area MP is guaranteed a been as Wakili Edward Muriu’s projects and good deeds speak for themselves and make him virtually unbeatable.
As if that was not too much, Wakili Edward Muriu is not just part of Hustler Nation but is UDA Secretary of Legal Affair. Given his status as a giant in the legal profession, Hon Edward Muriu Kamau is already being referred in some quarters as the “Attorney General” of the Hustler Nation.
He hosted Deputy President William Ruto and allied Tangatanga leaders in Gatanga in February as part of the official launch of his campaign. Wakili Muriu has carried out numerous “Hustlers Empowerment Tours” in Gatanga targeting Traders, Women Groups and Boda Boda Sacco with his motto “Wendani ukirite Gutonga.”
But what has caught the attention of many Gatanga Residents is how the story of the humble beginnings of Hon Edward Muriu Kamau. Many Kenyans who view Wakili Muriu as a living testimony that any “Hustler” who works hard can rise from the bottom to the top.
At the age of 23 and straight from the University, Wakili Muriu started his law firm from scratch without a Godfather. By grace of God, 26 years later, that law firm is not only among the top 5 law firms in Kenya, it now a global law firm with 5 Offices across Africa and branches in London and Paris.
At the same time, Wakili Muriu has over the years won the admiration of his peers as a lawyers not only in Kenya but across Africa. Last year, he was the only Kenyan finalist the African Legal Awards. He has been ranked by International Legal Directories as a top corporate and litigation lawyer.
But Wakili Muriu is more than just a lawyer. He is also an Accredited Governance Auditor and a distinguished corporate and professional leader heading a large organization with more than 100 staff members which has managed to grow through his visionary leadership into a power house in East Africa.
More important, Wakili Muriu has remained true to his roots as a son of Gatanga and over the years he has undertaken numerous charity activities which have endeared him to the residents. He is also well-recognized as one of the top professional and business leaders of Murang’a County.
Wakili Muriu has been in the forefront in supporting Kikuyu Musicians, Boda Boda riders, dairy farmers and the people living with disabilities. Last year, he launched a Dairy Farmers Support Initiative that saw dairy farmers receive semen, semen tanks and a 1000 caliadra fodder seedlings to boost milk supply.
In a bid to curb the increased cases of Boda Boda riders’ deaths, Wakili launched an extensive sensitization program to enlighten riders on road safety and to observe traffic rules and to always wear reflective jackets. He also donated masks to the riders.
Wakili Muriu has also led from the front in supporting the Ngogoyo artists including visiting the widows of the departed artists during the pandemic. Many were touched when by his donation of Ksh. 150,000 to Jane D Mathew, daughter of Benga Maestro to help her compose, record and produce her songs.
Many Gatanga residents are all looking forward to supporting Wakili Muriu as he launches the next phase of his legal career as a law maker and servant of Gatanga Constituency Residents. So far, all Wakili Muriu’s opponents including the incumbent MP appear to have sensed eminent defeat at the ballot in 2022.
Why Mbaluka is Next Machakos Senator: Kavindu Yet to Make Maiden Speech
Today is 1st April, 2022, a total of 373 days since Agnes Kavindu Muthama was sworn as in as 3rd Machakos Senator on 23rd March 2021. But Senator Kavindu is yet to make her maiden speech in the Senate. Indeed, as of today, the last words that came from the mouth of Senator Kavindu from the floor of the Senate is “Help me God.”
This should serve as a lesson to Machakos residents who voted her thinking they are punishing Hon Johnstone Muthama. The count went from having a robust and firebrand Senator in the person of Late Dr. Boniface Kabaka to having a person who cannot speak English to save herself from thirst in the person of Kavindu (whose name aptly means impeding darkness).
In 131 Days, People of Machakos shall have an opportunity to vote for another Senator. They must not make the same mistake they did last time. Thankfully, Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka has graciously agreed to suspend his gubernatorial ambitions to vie for Senator to offer his people the oversight and representation they urgently need.
Machakos County have no choice but to elect Hon Wakili Joel Kyatha Mbaluka to the last man come Tuesday 9th August 2022. Wakili Mbaluka has what it takes to square out with fellow counsel at the Senate. He has the academic papers, he is articulate, he has the integrity and he has the knowledge to deliver as Machakos Senator.
Wakili Mbaluka holds Masters in Public Finance Management, which is what Machakos County residents need to stop the kleptocracy that Machakos has come to be known for. People of Machakos, please don’t elect another illiterate or someone who has been part of what is wrong at Machakos County. Give Wakili Mbaluka a chance to deliver for you as Senator.
Kitui West MP Contest Becomes a Two-Horse Race as Muasya Leads Incumbent
The Kitui West MP Race has come down to a Two-Horse Race between the incumbent Edith Nyenze and the Incoming MP Hon Ben Muasya who is the obvious choice of majority of the Constituents. The People of Kitui West appear to have had enough of the Nyenze and Wambua Dynasties especially now with Mrs Nyenze is MP with her brother as Kitui Senator. The People are determined to elect Hon Ben Muasya as the Kitui West MP for a breath of fresh air, new ideas and better representation.
Kitui West Constituents have mainly been endeared to Hon Ben Muasya by his innovative development approach which has seen him pioneer key empowerment projects including table banking and small business support projects across Kitui West. In doing this, Hon Ben Muasya has been leveraging his strong credentials as a Management Consultant of international standing and leading businessman in the country. His projects have so far benefitted thousands of Kitui West Residents directly with many more benefiting indirectly.
In turn, this has caught the eyes of many including UDA Presidential Candidate and Deputy President Dr. William Ruto who has not only hailed Hon Ben Muasya Projects as a case study of how leaders can implement his Bottom Up Economic Model at the Constituency level to transform the lives of their constituents. As a result, the first trip Dr. William Ruto made to Kitui County was to Hon Ben Muasya’s home to engage with beneficiaries of his empowerment projects as well as to undertake a fundraising in support of scaling up the project.
Indeed, the popularity of Hon Ben Muasya has not only made all the potential opponents he had for the UDA ticket to switch to support him or defect to another party, it is said to be giving the incumbent MP sleepless nights. Having done nothing tangible with her CDF since taking over after the By-Election, Mrs Nyenze is hard-pressed to explain to wananchi in Kitui West how Hon Ben Muasya could do more than her in so short a time without the benefit of the CDF kitty.
Four months to the election and as party nomination draw near a close, Kitui West Residents are getting ready for a showdown between Hon Ben Muasya, the popular favourite as the newcomer, and Hon Edith Nyenze, who is weighed down by the weight of incumbency and voter apathy due to her unimpressive development record. The difference between these two leaders is like day and night. No question much is in store for Kitui West Residents and the next four months are going to be epic for Kitui West.
It is clear that Hon Ben Muasya is ready to turn things upside down to ensure service delivery for Kitui West residents. On the other hand, Mrs Nyenze is busy fighting to maintain the status quo and trying to defend her dismal record. She has tried everything including blaming the Covid-19 pandemic for her poor performance but Kitui West residents have had enough. Majority of Kitui West Residents are waiting for 9th August 2022 to usher in Hon Ben Muasya as their next MP.
Friends of Ruto (FORM Kenya) Condemns Violence Against DP in Kisumu
Walter Trenk, Secretary General of FORM KENYA and the UDA Senatorial Aspirant for Nairobi County has condemned the chaos unleashed by hired goons to disrupt Ruto meeting in Kondele, Kisumu county.
We at FORM KENYA ( Friends of Ruto Movement – Kenya) do hereby wish to condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the cowardly acts of hooliganism and violence witnessed today in Kisumu during the Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto’s tour of the Nyanza region. We call upon the police to move with speed and arrest the perpetrators of the primitive acts of violence.
Violence and political intolerance has no place in our politics in the twenty first century. Every politician should be allowed to sell their agenda to every part of the country unhindered and without fear of intimidation or violence.
A few weeks ago, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior, Dr. Fred Matiang’i led a group of government functionaries in what was claimed to be a meeting to plan on ensuring that Kenyans are given a free, fair and credible election. An opportunity has presented itself for them to demonstrate to Kenyans and the entire world that they are ready, able and Wiling to live up to this onerous task.
We expect arrests and arraignment of the criminals within the next twenty four hours, failure of which, we will be left with no option but to believe that the government security agencies were involved in the macabre acts and are incapable of providing security to the citizens.
Walter Trenk, Secretary General, FORM KENYA & UDA Senatorial Aspirant, Nairobi County.
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