Former Athi Water director replaces Sabina Chege as Murang’a Woman Rep
Former Athi Water director Beatrice Njeri has been declared the winner of the Murang'a Woman Representative seat.
Njeri will be taking over the leadership from Sabina Chege who has held the position for two terms.
Chege declared she would not defend her seat and instead joined national politics where she was appointed a member of the Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya council.
Njeru who was vying on a UDA party ticket got 278,428 votes, followed by a two-time contestant Waithira Muithirania who garnered 111,163 votes with Frashia Muthoni following distantly with 7,733.
The seat had attracted seven candidates.
Speaking after receiving her certificate, Njeri said she was not fully decided on whether to join politics but she opted to give it a trial.
"I think I am among the last people who declared their interests to vie for a political seat," she said.
She was serving as the director in Athi Waterworks where she was appointed in 2019.
The MP-elect said she will serve the people of Murang'a diligently as per their will adding that she is glad to have been given the opportunity to serve them.
"Those people who think we have won the seats because of the party are wrong because I believe one becomes a leader at the appointed time," she said.
"This is the time for us to serve and a time will come for others to serve," she added.
She also extended a hand to her opponents saying they can work together and help generate ideas to serve the residents better.