KIAMBU POLITICS

Janet Mbugua declined deputy governor offer, Kuria claims

On March 9, Kuria asked interested female candidates to apply to be his running mate in the race for the Kiambu Governor seat.

In Summary

• According to Kuria, the former News anchor scored the highest marks in his search for a substantive DG.

• "I feel the loss. Janet is a huge inspiration for the youth, for professionals, for women and for young mothers of this country."

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in Nyeri town on January 3, 2021.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in Nyeri town on January 3, 2021.
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria now claims that media personality Janet Mbugua declined an offer to be his deputy in the Kiambu governor race.

According to Kuria, the former News anchor scored the highest marks in his search for a substantive DG but turned down the offer due to unforeseen emergencies.

"I am shattered. After scoring the highest marks in the talent search for Kiambu Deputy Governor, Janet Mbugua will not be taking up the job due to unforeseen personal emergencies that she has to attend to in the immediate term," he tweeted on Thursday.

The MP went on to say that he would find ways to utilise Mbugua's experience and capacity in the future, for the benefit of the county.

"I feel the loss. Janet is a huge inspiration for the youth, for professionals, for women and for young mothers of this country."

The Star reached out to Mbugua to confirm whether the claims were true, but our calls went unanswered.

She didn't respond to our WhatsApp message, despite reading.

On March 9, Kuria asked interested female candidates to apply to be his running mate in the race for the Kiambu Governor seat.

In a statement, the legislator said he was looking for an aggressive and professional lady to be his running mate.

“The successful candidate must possess a Master's Degree and a proven track record leading a complex organization with at least a 10-year work experience, five of which must be in a senior executive level,” Kuria said.

It further indicated that the candidate must be self-motivated and self-driven.

Another requirement was that she must also be a Kiambu County resident.

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