August 9

Kang’ata declared Murang’a governor

Saturday, August 13th, 2022 19:42 | By
Irungu Kang'ata
Senate Majority whip Irungu Kangata (centre) with senators John Kinyua (left) and Samson Cherargei address the media after the Senate resolved to pass the third generation revenue sharing formula. Photo/PD/SAMUEL KARIUKI

Irungu Kang'ata has been elected as the new governor for Murang'a county.

He becomes the second governor of the county having taken over from the outgoing governor Mwangi Wa Iria who has served the county for two terms.

Kang'ata who was serving as the county's senator won the seat after trouncing six other opponents by garnering 256,561 votes, he was trailed by Jamleck Kamau who got 91,164 votes.

Former Water Principal Secretary (PS) Joseph Wairagu came in third with 42,318 votes while former PS in the ministry of planning and devolution Irungu Nyakera came in fourth.

Kang'ata who joined politics in 2007, started as a councillor in a township ward.

He has risen through the ranks of leadership throughout the years. In 2012, he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Kiharu before becoming Murang'a Senator in 2017.

Speaking after receiving his certificate, Kang'ata expressed gratitude to the people of Murang'a for granting him the opportunity to serve them.

"I thank the people of Murang'a for giving me an opportunity to serve them and I promise that I will transform this county and make it better" he stated.

"I will bring change in leadership and streamline the structures in the county government to enhance service delivery"

The governor-elect also assured residents that he will work closely with other elected leaders to foster development in the region.

"Any leader will be free to criticize me wherever I go wrong and there will be no sideshows like it has been in the past," he remarked.

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