Here is the full list of Nominated MCAs Nakuru County Assembly 2022

The list of Nominated Members of County Assemblies is finally gazetted.

In Nakuru County, UDA has the majority of the seats with a total of 16 while Jubilee has three slots and ODM has one slots.

Below is the full list of Nominated MCAs Nakuru County assembly as gazetted.

MARGINALIZED

1.Ali Hassan Abdi-minority(UDA)

2.Chepkirui Evalyne-PWds(UDA)

3.Kanure George-Marginalized(UDA)

4.Michael Njenga-Youth(Jubilee)

 

GENDER TOP-UP

1.Kageha Louse Njeri-UDA

2.Cynthia Mukami-UDA

3.Mwangi Catherine Wanjeri-UDA

4.Jebiwot Doreen Korir-UDA

5.Wambui Zipporah-UDA

6.Catherine Dorcas Wangui-UDA

7.Serem Leah Jepkoech-UDA

8.Mercy Chepkirui Kilel-UDA

9.Anne Wamaitha-UDA

10.Kitur Chepkorir Hellen-UDA

11.Anne Muthoni Gite-UDA

12.Njoroge Mary Wanjiku-UDA

13.Irene Jerop Cheboi

14.Anne Wanjiru Njaguara-Jubilee

15.Bethsaida Kerubo Onkoba-Jubilee

16.Keziah Akinyi Okumu-ODM

Susan Kihika is the Governor-elect Nakuru county

Susan Kihika is the Governor elect Nakuru County.

Kihika of UDA  garnered 440,797 votes against closest competitor incumbent Lee Kinyanjui of Jubilee Party who got 225,351 votes.

The iron Lady as commonly known among Nakuru residents thanked the people of Nakuru for having faith in her.

“I want to thank the people of Nakuru for having faith in me as their third Governor” she stated.

She becomes the first female Governor of Nakuru county after Kinuthia Mbugua and Lee Kinyanjui.

Ever since she entered the Nakuru political scene 10 years ago as the Nakuru County Assembly speaker, acres of virtual space has been devoted to her.
Susan Kihika is an enigma to many. Her detractors have spent sleepless nights plotting and scheming against her but she always comes out strong.
Never the one to shy away from controversy, the courageous Susan Kihika is never afraid of facing her detractors head-on and she speaks her mind without sugar-coating the truth.
Not many of her opponents cherish the prospect of being on the receiving end when she decides to serve them a dose of truth and they have invested a lot in trying to paint Susan as a monster.
But those who know Susan admit that she’s a charming, jovial and easy-going lady who freely mingles with the people, speaking their language and seeking to understand each and every one.
Admittedly, her greatest quality is being able to empathize with everyone she interacts with.
Susan is also generous to a fault as hundreds of residents will admit. On a day to day basis, she’s responding to numerous requests for assistance from even total strangers. From her own pocket, it is no secret that she gives out to numerous cases of charity.
But behind the charming smile lies a sharp brain as she  is quick to logically analyse issues and situations and respond effectively.
If need be, she will take time to ponder the matter before taking action.
However, one single trait that set Susan Kihika apart from her main opponents is her consultative nature.
She is a strong believer in the fact that no one single person has a monopoly of knowledge and will take time to involve stakeholders before making arbitrary decisions.
This is one trait investors in the various sectors in Nakuru will really appreciate as Susan takes over as third Governor Nakuru.
As a leader, Susan believes the greatest investment a leader or a government can make is the investment in people. As a strong believer that women and young people need to be socially, economically and politically empowered, Susan is determined that good leadership should always put people’s interests first.
 
Susan Kihika is no pushover, she’s uncompromising in matters she believes in and loyal to her cause.
For her larger than life personality, Susan Kihika has unfortunately been blamed and accused of things she even had no idea about. But she soldiers on believing that a people-centred leadership is possible for the good of all despite efforts by disparagers to pull her back.

 

 

 

Gikaria re-elected on UDA ticket

David Gikaria is the MP elect Nakuru Town East.

Gikaria of UDA garnered 30,810 votes against his closest competitor Joel Maina Kairu of Jubilee Party who garnered 25,165 votes.

Dr.Julius Kariuki who contested the seat on independent candidature got 5,284 votes while Benson Mwangi of independent candidature also got 4,696.

Isa Okello of ODM got 3,535 votes, UDM’s Abdirahman Ismail got 2,230 votes while Grace Karuga of KANU got 858 votes.

Speaking at Nakuru East sub county tallying centre at Kenya Industrial Training Institute Nakuru on Thursday after he was handed certificate, Gikaria called on his competitors to join him in making a better Nakuru Town East constituency.

He also lauded IEBC for conducting a free,fair and credible elections.

“I want to say that it has not been easy but I must thank IEBC that for the first time it has conducted free, fair and credible elections.I also take opportunity to thank my competitors and call on them to join me hands in serving the people of Nakuru Town East constituency” he said.

Gikaria will now be serving his third term.

He was elected for the first time as MP Nakuru Town East constituency in 2013 on TNA ticket.

In 2017 he successfully defended his seat but on Jubilee party ticket.

He will  now be serving his third term as UDA Lawmaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Lady, Senator Susan Kihika

Senator Susan Kihika

Senator Susan Kihika is arguably the most discussed politician in Nakuru County currently. Be it at marketplaces, matatus, boardrooms or anywhere else two all three gather, Susan Kihika is a common topic of discussion.Susan Kihika

It is not only along the streets that she is a topic. On the online platforms, Susan Kihika is a popular topic within and even beyond Nakuru. Ever since she entered the Nakuru political scene 10 years ago as the Nakuru County Assembly speaker, acres of virtual space has been devoted to her.

Susan Kihika is an enigma to many. Her detractors have spent sleepless nights plotting and scheming against her but she always comes out strong. As a strong contender for the Nakuru gubernatorial seat, she is never far away from the minds of her opponents. The numerous smear campaigns sponsored by her political rivals both online and offline are proof of just how much they tread in fear of her.

Never the one to shy away from controversy, the courageous Susan Kihika is never afraid of facing her detractors head-on and she speaks her mind without sugar-coating the truth. Not many of her opponents cherish the prospect of being on the receiving end when she decides to serve them a dose of truth and they have invested a lot in trying to paint Susan as a monster.

But those who know Susan admit that she’s a charming, jovial and easy-going lady who freely mingles with the people, speaking their language and seeking to understand each and every one. Admittedly, her greatest quality is being able to empathize with everyone she interacts with.

Susan Kihika
Susan Kihika interacting with residents

Susan is also generous to a fault as hundreds of residents will admit. On a day to day basis, she’s responding to numerous requests for assistance from even total strangers. From her own pocket, it is no secret that she gives out to numerous cases of charity.Susan Kihika

But behind the charming smile lies a sharp brain. The frontrunner in the gubernatorial seat is quick to logically analyse issues and situations and respond effectively. If need be, she will take time to ponder the matter before taking action.

However, one single trait that sets Susan Kihika apart from her main opponents is her consultative nature. She is a strong believer in the fact that no one single person has a monopoly of knowledge and will take time to involve stakeholders before making arbitrary decisions. This is one trait investors in the various sectors in Nakuru will really appreciate once Susan takes over as Governor in August 2022.

As a leader, Susan believes the greatest investment a leader or a government can make is the investment in people. As a strong believer that women and young people need to be socially, economically and politically empowered, Susan is determined that good leadership should always put people’s interests first.Susan Kihika

Senator Susan Kihika is no pushover, she’s uncompromising in matters she believes in and loyal to her cause. For her larger than life personality, Susan Kihika has unfortunately been blamed and accused of things she even had no idea about. But she soldiers on believing that a people-centred leadership is possible for the good of all despite efforts by disparagers to pull her back.

45 Nakuru MCAs defect from Jubilee to UDA party

The 45 Nakuru MCAs who defected from Jubilee to UDA

Forty-Five (45) Nakuru County MCAs have defected from the Jubilee Party and joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

The 45 Members of the County Assembly were received by the party leader H.E. Dr William Ruto at his Karen residence and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika. They were led by the Nakuru County Assembly Majority Leader, Moses Ndung’u and Deputy Speaker Samuel Tonui.

“With aspirants from Nakuru County led by Senator Susan Kihika. 45 MCAs led by Moses Ndung’u, Majority Leader and Samuel Tonui, Deputy Speaker defected from Jubilee to UDA,” reported the Deputy President after receiving the 45 defectors.

Also present to receive them were MPs Kithure Kindiki (Tharaka Nithi), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Irungu Kang’ata (Muranga) and Charles Njagua (Starehe) were present.

UDA leaders
UDA leaders receiving Nakuru MCAs who defected from Jubilee to UDA

With a total of 78 MCAs)55 elected and 23 nominated) the 45 represent more than 80% of the elected MCAs in Nakuru County.

MCA Karanja Mariamu defects from Jubilee to UDA
MCA Karanja Mariamu among 45 Nakuru MCAs who defected from Jubilee to UDA

Their defection to UDA shows the direction Nakuru County politics is taking with the majority of the voters leaning towards the UDA party. Nakuru County is also one of the leading counties with the most registered UDA party members.

The Nakuru Senator, Susan Kihika has been pivotal in the growth of the UDA party in Nakuru. She spearhead the membership drive on top of campaigning for London Ward MCA Nzuki Wachira who was the first-ever political leader elected on a UDA ticket.

Molo MP Francis Kuria Kimani joins UDA

Ruto welcomes Kuria Kimani to UDA

Molo Constituency MP Francis Kuria Kimani has finally declared that he will be defending his seat on a UDA ticket.

MP Kuria Kimani joins UDA
DP Ruto and other leaders welcoming Molo MP Kuria Kimani to UDA

The first time MP is the ninth in Nakuru County to throw his weight behind UDA in the 11 constituencies meeting. So far, only two incumbents have not joined UDA. The two are Raymond Moi of Rongai who has always vied on a KANU ticket and Gilgil’s Martha Karua who is yet to declare her party of choice.

MP Francis Kuria Kimani is set to battle out for the UDA ticket with his predecessor Jacob Macharia who served between 2013 and 2017.

“I have served my Jubilee Party diligently. However, as I look forward to serve the people of Molo as their member of Parliament for another term, I will be seeking this mandate through United Democratic Alliance Party (UDA),” wrote the youthful legislator on his Facebook page.

Ndindi Nyoro welcomes Kuria Kimani to UDA
Ndindi Nyoro welcomes Kuria Kimani to UDA

Kuria has added that only the economy model under UDA will work for the people of Kenya as they work towards their economic emancipation.

“These economic times call for the building of plans that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that pit their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid,” says Hon. Kuria Kimani.

The MP was received into UDA by party leader the Deputy President, Dr. William Samoei Ruto. Other leaders who received Kuria Kimani include; Mathura MP Rigathi Gachagua, Ndindi Nyoro of Kiharu and Senator Kithure Kindiki.

Kuria Kimani joins UDA
Kuria Kimani joins UDA

The move by KK, as he’s popularly known, may put him on a collision course with his buddy former Molo MP Njenga Múngai who is in the forefront spearheading the Azimio party in Nakuru County. By

Ngunjiri vows to support Kihika’s gubernatorial bid

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika’s move to contest the Nakuru gubernatorial seat in 2022  received a major boost on Saturday after Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri vowed to support her bid.

Kihika has declared interest for the gubernatorial seat to unseat Governor Lee Kinyanjui who recently states that he will defend his seat on Ubuntu People’s Forum.

Ngunjiri made the remarks before Deputy President William Ruto who was on a tour in Subukia and Bahati sub counties.

“I will do all I can to support you Senator for the top seat in the county.I have no issue” said Ngunjiri.

The move has left many shocked after the Bahati Lawmaker in the past vowed to only support DP Ruto.

The Legislator also made it clear that he had burried their political differences with Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika for the sake of UDA party.

Kihika on her part called on residents of Nakuru county to support DP Ruto’s bottom up economic models.

She reiterated that UDA party will form the next government.

“Thank you so much people of Bahati and Subukia for turning out in large numbers.UDA is the party to watch come 2022 and we must all come and support DP Ruto’s agenda to transform this agenda.

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri dismisses possible Ruto-Raila alliance

Bahati MP  Kimani Ngunjiri has dismissed a possible formation of alliance between Deputy President William Ruto-linked United Democratic Alliance(UDA) and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM party.
Addressing the media in Nakuru on Sunday, Ngunjiri who was flanked by business tycoon Zakayo Maina accused the former prime minister of having a history of creating havoc in any political formation.
Ngunjiri who is a close ally of DP Ruto maintained that UDA is well on the course towards 2022 and will not allow such an alliance.
He was however quick to state that UDA is open to anyone who subscribes to the manifesto of improving the lives of Kenyans.
“We know the history of the former Prime Minister wreaking havoc in political parties that he joins and as UDA we will not allow such” said Ngunjiri.
According to Ngunjiri,UDA is the party to watch in 2022 politics revealing that already many politicians are now making their way to UDA ahead of 2022.
The vocal Nakuru Legislator reiterated that UDA is not in any way against the President,but aims at uniting all Kenyans.
“We don’t want tribal parties and that is what DP Ruto stands for to ensure Kenya is united” said Ngunjiri.

He maintained that UDA is the party that reflects Kenya as a nation.

On the issue of BBI, Ngunjiri stated that it should be separated from 2022 succession politics.

The Lawmaker stated that BBI was not a priority during this time Kenyans are facing harsh economic times due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our stand has always been that the BBI is not a priority at this time.We have many issues affecting Kenyans even in the healthcare sector which should be addressed” said Ngunjiri.

 

 

Opinion – Despite the losses, UDA is still the party to beat

UDA supporters, Nakuru

The last time I checked, Kenya had a total of 65 registered parties. I can bet if you were told to name these parties, you would not be able to go beyond 10. I can also safely bet that among the ten parties you’ll mention, the newly launched UDA party would be among them.

Less than three months since it was unveiled, the party has an elected MCA and has fielded candidates in several other by-elections. The party may not have won but has almost always managed a strong number two.

Less than three months since it was launched, it’s among the top five most recognizable parties in Kenya. It is a household name, and the pace at which it’s making inroads is proof that come 2022, the United Democratic Alliance Party of Kenya (UDA) will be the party to beat.

Having lost in some of the by-elections, and having decided not to field a candidate in Juja, some people are taking this as proof that the party has lost its momentum and may not be the dragon it is said to be. However, I wish to caution anyone taking UDA as a joke to do that at the risk of getting embarrassed in the near future.

UDA is simply taking these by-elections as an opportunity to popularize the party. We all agree that UDA is the newest party in the country, and we can all admit that the people currently associated with UDA are not people prone to losing; at least not in politics.

So huge is the wave of the UDA party that several tribal cocoon parties have literally joined hands in an effort not based on ideology BUT thirst to beat UDA.

And this sign of near desperation has ultimately catapulted the mass support enjoyed by UDA across the nation.

Both the Jubilee party and ODM which currently have the most number of legislators know that the party to beat come 2022 is UDA. In a country where parties are more regional than national, we can expect UDA to carry the day as the most nationalist party come the next general elections. The party will not only produce the president but will also have the most number of MPs, Senators and MCAs.

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