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Why Eng. Dennis Mwangangi is the Rising Star of Kitui South Going into 2022

Kitui South MP race has narrowed into a two horse race. The current MP seems to consider Eng. Mwangangi as her only real and main threat since he was endorsed by Deputy President William Ruto and UDA Party.

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One of the Leading Contenders for Kitui South MP Eng. Dennis Mwangangi who appears poised to take fly the UDA Party Ticket

The story of Eng. Dennis Mwangangi is a confirmation of the limits of impossibility, a testament of the potential of possibility, a proof that anything can happen for those who are determined to make it in life and evidence that one can beat the odds and rise from the bottom to the top if willing to work hard and never give up. For a man who came from the bottom, it is clear to all Kitui South Residents that he is in the race to be their next MP in 2022 to use the office in helping to better others.

For Eng. Dennis Mwangangi, bottom up economics is not just a political slogan, it is the reality of his life. He credits education for affording him the opportunity to rise from the bottom up and believes it is time to offer the leadership Kitui South needs for many others who find themselves at the bottom to break out and rise up from poverty. It is no surprise that the economic philosophy of the Deputy President William Ruto has resonated with him and he is leaning on the UDA Party side, that is where he belongs.

The slogan of UDA that all work is work, that is “Kazi ni kazi” is straight from the mindset of Eng. Dennis Mwangangi. Indeed, if Deputy President William Ruto sold chicken to pay his school fees, Eng. Dennis Mwangangi made, cured and sold clay bricks to raise his university school fees. The wheelbarrow, the symbol of UDA Party, is one tool Eng. Mwangangi is very familiar with having used it on numerous occasions to transport bricks and eke his living both in High School and while in the University.

“In August 1998 as I waited to join university, I took to making clay bricks to sell to raise my university fees. I’m happy there is a God in heaven who raises the poor from dust and sits them with Princes in high places,” Eng. Mwangangi recently reminisced in a Facebook post adding that many of his friends who know him now maybe would not have recognized him had they met him earlier before he became a household name in Kitui South.

The good news is all these challenges did not stop Eng. Dennis Mwangangi from exceling in secondary school, getting admitted to the university and go on to graduate with honours as an Engineer because he is a man who believes in persistence and doing whatever it takes to achieve what he sets out to do. Today, he is one of the handful of registered civil engineers in the entire Kitui County. Now he has returned to give back to Kitui South Residents by offering good leadership which he believes can change lives.

Eng. Mwangangi is quick to explain that he is vying for Kitui MP to build better classes for children of Kitui South to study than he had. He is in the race to fight to bring drinking water near to the people so it doesn’t take children hours of school time going to fetch it in distant rivers. He wants to provide bursaries equitably so that other children don’t have to make bricks to pay fees like him. He wants to fight for more roads to be constructed in Kitui South rather than having a single road project that takes a decade.

“I actually used to settle for my evening studies around 10PM when I was in class 8 and I would study for around 2 hours before I could retire to bed. This is because after school I had to walk for long distances to either Kathini River or Kaatumia dam in search of water. No other child of Kitui South should have to go through such trouble in this century. We are seeking leadership to change these realities because the current leadership has done nothing about for the last decade,” says Eng. Dennis Mwangangi.

Eng. Dennis Mwangangi has also shown unparalleled commitment in the empowerment of youth in Kitui South by helping many of them take advantage of opportunities to grow themselves. He has been supporting sports and talents in Kitui South and his own sponsored Eng. Dennis Football Tournament is now a major fixture in the Constituency. Recently, Eng. Mwangangi was recognized by one of the major clubs in Kitui South as its main sponsor to the chagrin of the current MP.

As things stand, the Kitui South MP race is increasingly narrowing into a two horse race. The current MP seems to consider Eng. Mwangangi as her only real and main threat especially since he was endorsed by Deputy President William Ruto on behalf of UDA Party as his point man in Kitui South region. Eng. Dennis Maithya Mwangangi continues to make huge political waves and his popularity is rising by the day and many Residents are beginning to see him as truly the future of Kitui South Leadership.

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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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