Why Nakuru politician with a PhD went for MCA seat

Dr.Peter Mbae-the current MCA for Kabazi ward in Nakuru County is one of the most learned politicians in Nakuru County.

The vocal MCA has a PhD in Peace and reconciliation besides having masters in Mass communication which perhaps makes him articulate issues after a third eye view.

In an exclusive interview, Dr.Mbae who served in the Nakuru County Public service Board before switching to politics says he contested the MCA seat contrary to the views of many.

He says the society though he would go for a higher seat such as MP or even Senator but according to him passion to transform the society led him to vie as an MCA in the August polls of 2017.

He adds that the MCA seat is paramount when it comes to devolution and that no one can talk of devolution without the MCA seat hence he contested the seat with aim to help transform the society.

“I s a very important position if you really want to transform the society and I had the passion on the same. People were asking me during my graduation that with your PhD you went for MCA?No..no… no we are getting it wrong.. these are the people who brought us up and I have had a desire to transform the village” he said.

Upon his assumption into office as MCA, Dr.Mbae through collaboration with heads of departments and other local administrators in the area, he came up with Kabazi Ward Development Framework for the next 5 years.

The 5 years’ Ward Development Framework is one of its kind in Nakuru county and across the country as no ther MCA has ever come up with such.It incorporates the needs of the people of Kabazi after several public participation meetings.

According to the MCA, the framework focuses on 5 key agenda which include water,infrastructure,Health,Education and Empowerment.

To him, time is now to ensure professionalism in politics of this country and focus on developmental issues that can transform the society.

“It’s high time we include professionalism into our politics. Through consultation with other stakeholders and the people of Kabazi, we came up with the Kabazi Ward Development Framework that will help us address the needs of the people of Kabazi” he said.

The MCA is optimistic that by December 2020, the framework will be seen through various achieved projects with annual report every 8th August on the achievements made.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae at a past Press briefing.

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