The political landscape of Murang’a county is crystallizing as days go by ahead of the highly-anticipated 2022 general elections.
Today, second term Murang’a women representative Sabina Chege has declared her intentions to contest for the gubernatorial seat that will be vacated by current governor Mwangi wa Iria who will have exhausted the two-term constitutional limit for political seats.
Chege becomes the latest entrant into the succession race that has already attracted seven candidates among them former politicians, government bureaucrats and influential businessmen in what is promising to be a titanic succession contest.
When addressing Nation journalists in an event held at her backyard, Chege promised to serve locals diligently when she hopefully get elected to the top seat saying that her current record as woman representative speaks for itself.
Sabina, a former TV actress and radio presenter was first elected to the National Assembly as women representative in 2013 on a Jubilee party ticket where she sailed to parliament by a landslide of 96.6% of votes cast.
Her entry into the Murang’a succession race will by all reasons give her opponents a run for their money given the influence she wields in the county.
Sabine now joins a teeny-weeny list of Kenyan women politicians who are going for governorship in their respective counties among them Busia women representative Florence Mutua who is eyeing to succeed outgoing governor Sospeter Ojaamong.
Homabay women representative Gladys Wanga is also keen to capture the gubernatorial seat after the exit of Cyprian Awiti.