Hon. Mark Mwithaga was the MP for Nakuru town for 13 years. Elected in 1966, he served until 1979.
Away from politics, Mwithaga founded the Nakuru Transport Cooperative Society (NATCO). Founded in the 1980s, this was the first transport Sacco in Nakuru.
Mark Mwithaga was a staunch Catholic and passionate pianist who never missed mass at Christ the King Catholic Church. He wedded his wife at Holy Cross Catholic Church in the 1970s with former President Mwai Kibaki as the best man.
The former MP made history when he was elected as MP while serving a jail term. During President Jomo Kenyatta’s time, he also briefly served as an Assistant Minister.