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Be fair in your nominations, Speaker Mwangangi tells Kalonzo as she campaigns for governor

 Machakos Speaker Florence Muoti Mwangangi has urged Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to be fair in his party nominations for the governor’s seat.

Machakos Speaker Florence Mwangangi addresses the press in an earlier briefing. Photo/COURTESY

Mrs Mwangangi said she was best suited to succeed Governor Alfred Mutua due to her immense experience in leadership. “I have experience, desire and dedication to serve wananchi in Machakos as their governor”, she told Musyi FM on September 27 when she appeared in a morning show.

Machakos gubernatorial seat has attracted a number of candidates.  Others are Mavoko MP Patrick Makau, Transport CAS Wavinya Ndeti and Machakos deputy governor Francis Maliti.

The Machakos County Assembly boss went on to say that she had worked with the governor in the devolved government and understands what awaits her as the governor. She even revealed that while growing up, she underwent hardships including sleeping hungry, wearing torn clothes and working as a casual labourer to earn a living.

Mwangangi says that it was human instinct to want to be better and she was ready to vie for Machakos highest political seat.

She however reminded the residents of her county that she was still the speaker and should be regarded as such saying she was working for them.


The city lawyer criticised MCAs across the country for acting in ways that do not bring honour to county assemblies. She said that the House is not a place to fight in and throw bottles around when you disagree with a colleague. She advised them to copy what National Assembly and Senate legislators do by acting in a civilized manner even when they disagree with president and other top government officials.

Some of the challenges Mwangangi recounted were the Covid-19 pandemic that altered the House sittings and other activities in the legislature. She fell sick with Covid-19 too. “People were giving me food via the door. I was washing my own clothes”, she recounted her experience and ended by urging all Kenyans to be vaccinated “to push death forward”.

Mwangangi suspects that she got infected by Covid-19 when she was a pushing trolley in a supermarket when doing her shopping in 2020. She stayed in her house for a month while in isolation.

On June 29 this year, Machakos County Assembly passed Sh12.2Billion budget. The governor is tasked with implementing the projects to be funded by the budget while the county assembly will provide oversight for wananchi to benefit.

According to the speaker, Machakos county deserves two more municipalities. She says one of the towns that need to be elevated is Masii.


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