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FORMER KNUT Supremo Mutambu joins contest for MCA as vocal MCA Wambua exits for MP post

 A former long serving and powerful Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Mwingi branch boss has announced his intention to vie for an elective position in the forthcoming polls. 


Former KNUT Mwingi branch boss will vie for Kyome/Thaana ward seat next year. The occupant Mr Alex Wambua has announced his intention to vie for Mwingi West National Assembly seat. Photo/COURTESY

Mr Jonathan Kimanzi Mutambu, now a retired trade unionist has announced to plunge into national politics yet again.

The ex- vocal unionist and a retired History teacher on Friday announced to vie for the post of a Member of the County Assembly in Kitui County.

“I wish to offer my candidature for the post of MCA Kyome /Thaana on August 9, 2022,” read in part a statement Mwalimu Mutambu posted on Facebook.

The former KNUT supremo led teachers in Mwingi for close to three decades. He once served as the Kitui County KNUT Secretary between 2013 and 2016. He was also a long serving member of the KNUT’s National Executive Committee – the union’s top decision-making organ.


“I aver to carry out the three cardinal functions of this office; namely legislation, representation and oversight pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and the subsequent County government laws,” he added.

Mr Mutambu, a staunch African Inland Church (AIC) congregant, unsuccessfully vied for Mwingi West Parliamentary seat in 2013 losing the seat to Bernard Kitungi.

Mr. Kitungi, now a board member of the Communication and Technology Authority would later in 2017 be trounced by the youthful Charles Nguna popularly known as CNN.  

The former St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School tutor joins an already congested race for the vast Kyome/Thaana Ward.

Regional voting pattern of the ward might however favour his candidature after the incumbent area MCA Alex Wambua who comes from the same region as Mr Mutambu announced to vie for Mwingi parliamentary seat.

Mr. Mutambu is poised to square with among others the former area MCA Joyce Mwende.  Other handful of names in the offing for the seat are majorly of youthful aspirants who are yet to officially declare their interests.    


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