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Lobbying for Nyandarua Speaker post starts

Monday, August 22nd, 2022 07:30 | By
Ndegwa Wahome
Nyandarua County Assembly Speaker Ndegwa Wahome. PHOTO/Courtesy

Lobbying for the Nyandarua Assembly Speaker’s seat has started in earnest with several lawyers eyeing to replace Ndegwa Wahome who held the post since advent of devolution.

 Ndegwa said he will not be defending the seat saying he has had enough in the position after serving for 10  years.

 “Ten years is more than enough. Let me explore other avenues,” he told PD on phone.  Ndegwa ran for the governor’s seat in the concluded General Election and finished fourth with 11,411 votes. Moses Kiarie Badalisha won with 158,263 votes followed by the incumbent Francis Kimemia with 52,187 votes. Third was former deputy governor Mwangi Kirika with 13,746 votes. Former governor Daniel Waithaka polled 3,967 votes.

 Ndegwa has been the lone voice of oversight in the second assembly after many of the MCAs opted to ‘work closely’ with Kimemia.  The outgoing Kaimbaga Ward MCA Gathure Wambui confirmed he is in the race to replace his nemesis.  “I might be young but my experience in the Assembly beats all those others who are gunning for the seat.

 “They might have experience in the outside world as lawyers but I beat them in knowledge about assembly matters,” Gathure said in reference to others who are seeking the Nyandarua Speaker’s seat.

 Among the nine people being mentioned as interested in the seat include former Kipipiri MP Kipipiri Samuel Gichigi, former Nyandarua assembly clerk Nderi Ndiani and several lawyers among them Chege Gakuhi of Nyahururu who vied for the seat in 2017.

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