Charity Kathambi Chepkwony is a first time member of parliament for Njoro.
Though born and raised in Meru,Kathambi has Njoro at heart.
The vocal Nakuru Legislator has a Master’s in Community Development studies from Mount Kenya University besides BBA(Marketing option) from KeMU,Diploma in Sales and Marketing from University of Nairobi as well as Diploma in Clearing and,Shipping and Documentation.
Her first time trial in politics was in 2013 but she did not make it.
After re-strategizing,she came back in 2017 and won the Njoro Parliamentary seat on Jubilee ticket.
Her win supprised many male competitors who felt women had no room in politics.
But for the Njoro seat that was being eyed by five independent male candidates including former MP Joseph Kiuna,Kathambi made her way becoming the first female MP for Njoro on Jubilee ticket.
Since her election,MP Kathambi been vocal on matters education,infrastructure,peaceful co-existence among communities in Njoro.
Kathambi has continued to ensure transformation of Njoro constituecy that has had scars of ethnic violence of 1992,1997 and 2008 as well as the recent 2020 skirmishes in Nessuit,Mauche and Mau Forest bordering areas.
In an interview with this writer,MP Kathambi is categorical that hers is to ensure a peaceful and transformed Njoro.
“I have a duty to unite my constituents and ensure development” she said.
The God-fearing Kathambi adds that her role as elected leader is to help correct the mistakes of past leadership by ensuring there is no discrimination against anyone on matters service delivery.
Under her leadership,already 30 classrooms have been built during the 2017/2018 Financial Year.
She has also been able to commission construction of 18 roads in the six wards of Njoro.
Kathambi also lobbied for the refurbishment of Civil Registration office in Njoro to allow residents seeking such services to get access easily without travelling to Nakuru town.
But even with the development agenda,Kathambi has not been spared when it comes to criticisms from her male competitors.
However,she says it will be mad if her to exchange words with her competitors.
“Time for politics will come,as for now,my focus is on development agenda for Njoro”she said.
Kathambi who is also a member of the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) has been on the forefront in calling on National Government to come up with lasting solution towards ensuring peaceful co-existence among locals in Mauche,Mau Narok and Nessuit areas of Njoro.