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Nyandarua speaker’s slot attracts several candidates

A number of lawyers, business persons and politicians who lost in the just concluded general elections are warming up for the Nyandarua County Assembly speaker’s slot.

The race to find the second speaker of the assembly to succeed Lawyer Ndegwa Wahome, seems to be crowded, with residents proposing a change of guard to youthful leaders.

Ndegwa Wahome, who lost in the just concluded gubernatorial race after garnering 11, 411 votes against Governor Elect Moses Kiarie’s 158, 263, has confirmed that he will not be defending the seat that he has served for 10 years.

Already human rights activist Ruth Wambui, who failed to clinch the Nyandarua Woman representative seat on August 9, elections has thrown in her bid.

“If elected, I will steer the House to be the most vibrant across the country, of course with the help and guidance of fellow lawyers and politicians in upholding the rule of law,” noted Wambui.

Former Kipipiri MP Samuel Gichigi, who is said to have already held a meeting with the elected MCAs at a Naivasha hotel, has also fronted his bid.

The Kamunye Gichigi & Co Advocates law firm managing director hopes to steer the third House that the electorate hopes will have a cohesive relationship with the executive.

Blogger Alex Muraguri, while fronting Steve Waiganjo, from Ol Jororok Constituency, noted the need for Nyandarua to have new faces in leadership, where young people are recognized.

Others who have shown interest in the seat are former Assembly Clerk Nderi Ndiani and lawyer Chege Gakuhi, who lost to Ndegwa in 2017.

By Anne Sabuni

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