Muturi Kigano, a Nairobi-based lawyer has finally fulfilled his dream of sailing to the National Assembly, after decades of waiting.
Kigano was finally declared the winner of Kangema Member of Parliament (MP) seat after achieving the feat he started yearning for 43 years ago.
Kinago tried his first attempt in parliamentary seat in 1974 when he was still a youth. In his 20s he unsuccessfully contested against two political bigwigs from Central Kenya, Kamotho and John Michuki. His failure to clinch the parliamentary seat would persist even after the demise of both Kamotho and Michuki and was defeated in the battle to replace Michuki as Kangema MP in 2012 to greenhorn politician, Tirus Ngahu.
The 71-year-old Nairobi-based lawyer has had his name on the ballot each single election year, apart from 2007 when he was an official of the Electoral Commission of Kenya.
The failure did not stop him from pursuing the dream, he trounced Tirus Ngahu (5,415 votes) by garnering 8,530 votes to clinch Jubilee party ticked during this year's party primaries. He was declared Kangema MP following Tuesday's elections where he got 32,958 votes.
“After realising my potential, Michuki appointed me to Kenya Ports Authority as a director of the board in a strategy to keep me off the constituency," he narrated in an earlier interview. “After the 2002 General Election, Michuki called me for an interactive talk on Kangema politics. I had an opportunity to tell him what he could do to match Kamotho in his Mathioya backyard. He had to start to groom people to succeed him,” says Kigano.