As the August general elections approach, several politicians and other contenders in Murang’a county have already begun to make early preparations to secure one of the county’s three top seats. The battle for the Gubernatorial, Senatorial, and Women’s Representative positions has gained traction.
The Gubernatorial post.
As the August general election approaches, the contest to succeed outgoing governor Mwangi Wa Iria has taken on new dimensions. Senator Irungu Kang’ata and Women Representative Sabina Chege have already entered the race. The two candidates have been making inroads in different sections of the county in order to popularize their respective gubernatorial bids.
Senator Irungu Kang’ata has a good chance of winning because he has a lot of clout in the Senate. Furthermore, Kang’ata is a close ally of UDA party Deputy President William Ruto.
The Senatorial Race.
In Murang’a County, the battle to replace outgoing Senator Irungu Kang’ata, who has proclaimed his intention to run for governor, has taken on new dimensions. Kembi Gitura, the first Murang’a County Senator, Pharmacist Pius Kinuthia, Peter Kagwanja, Stanley Karuri, and Joe Nyutu are among the candidates.
Kembi Gitura, the first Nyeri county senator, is expected to reclaim his seat because of his excellent development records during his tenure. Gitura was the Chairperson of the Community Authority of Kenya until resigning to run for the Nyeri County Senatorial seat.
The Post Of Women Representative.
The contest to succeed outgoing Murang’a County Women Representative Sabina Chege, who has already proclaimed her intention to run for governor, has taken on new dimensions. The campaign has drawn a large number of competitors, but former TV host Jacque Maribe is now regarded as the best prospect.
Maribe previously worked as a Citizen TV News Anchor, and she is well-known among Murang’a County residents. Maribe is also a supporter of the UDA party, which is quite powerful in the area.