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Sunday, 9 November 2014


Embattled Kabete MP George Muchai’s political future hangs in balance as he wades into the murky political waters in Kiambu politics.
Already, his opponents are scheming and working with members of Kiambu University Students Union Kabete chapter to collect a million signatures to remove him from parliament.
 Speaking to your favourite Weekly Citizen, the students leader led by John Ndirangu claimed Muchai has failed to represent the constituency effectively like former MPs Paul Muite and Lewis Nguyai.
They took issue with the MP for calling a press conference in Nairobi only to parade a young lady with painted red lips who is much younger than him declaring to be his wife as insecurity continues to rock his constituency with the road network in poor state.
“When the MP called a press conference, we all expected he would address issues prevailing in his constituency that negatively affect his voters. It was a pity he dwelt too much on the family and never touched on his estranged first wife whom they parted ways for her to be married in Ukambani and get pregnant. Muchai had stayed with her for years without a baby,” the student leaders claimed.
The students warned Muchai to stop fighting Kiambu county governor William Kabogo who is doing a good job towards developing the constituency and is a down-to- earth person unlike the MP whom they alleged that he spends hours dyeing his hair instead of addressing burning issues in the constituency.
“Muchai spends two hours per week dyeing his hair whereas Kabogo is always on the ground listening to problems,” they said.
To complicate matters and make them worse for Muchai, the students challenged him to explain the source of his wealth that has seen him engage a controversial Chinese firm to construct a multi-million shillings project along Thika road.
Analysts of Kabete politics say that going by past voting trends, where an MP only serves for one term, Muchai’s fate is sealed. It is only Muite who managed to break the jinx and won more than twice.
Already, Kabogo is said to be grooming a person to take on Muchai come 2017. Reports say, Kabogo is well aware Muchai and his colleagues in parliament oppose him and are planning to have him heckled during the burial of the late former Limuru MP Kuria Kanyingi. It is expected President Uhuru Kenyatta will be the mourner-in-chief.
In another development, former secretary-general of Kenya Petroleum Workers Union Hezron Owalo has made a blistering attack on Muchai accusing of failing while he was at Eliot’s Bakery.
“Those who know Muchai can go back to the time Eliot’s Bakery was closed and all the workers lost their terminal dues. He is a disgrace to the Kenyans workers and its high time that people were told what type of a person he is,” Owalo charged.