Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Know your County MPS:Nairobi County continues

Aerial view of Kenya Parliament

Gideon Mbuvi alias Sonko of Makadara

Beth Mugo:Dagoretti
Continuation of yesterday series on Nairobi county MPS.
1.Makadara Constituency
By George Oyaya
Gideon Mbuvi ``Sonko``
The populous Makadara constituency popularly known as Eastlands is represented in Parliament by Gideon Kioko Mbuvi alias Sonko who was born in 1975 and who is regarded as an average performer in his constituency. Sonko who is believed to be a form four graduate but who claims to have higher education than that is a generous Member of Parliament and one who cannot be taken very seriously from the many jokes he has and the way he presents himself in public.

The Speaker of the National Assembly Mr. Kenneth Marende has on several times threatened to throw him out of Parliament or reprimanded him several times for not befitting the status of an honorable MP from the way he dresses.

He has also found himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested on several occasions for leading demonstrations in his constituency and also being involved in land deals in the Coastal region of Kenya.

But he is popular among the youths and even recently recorded a song with a leading Kenyan musician Jaguar and is regarded as very generous MP.

2.Dagoretti Constituency
Dagoretti Constituency which was part of the larger Kiambu Constituency upto 1960`s is represented in the Kenyan Parliament by a Cousin to Deputy Prime Minister Mr.Uhuru Kenyatta, Mrs. Beth Wambui Mugo who is also a Cabinet Minister in President Mwai Kibaki`s Government. She holds the Public Health portfolio.

Dagoretti Constituency boasts of producing top Kenyan Professional football striker plying his trade in Europe Dennis ``Menace`` Oliech and majority of land there is owned by indigenous people from the Agikuyu community though as a cosmopolitan area people from other communities have acquired land through purchasing them.

Mugo who was born on May 11,1939 is said to have been more active in the Constituency as an MP before being elevated to a full Minister and residents are wondering and asking whether the Ministerial work has made her too busy though their was a time when she was suffering from Cancer like his counterpart in Medical health services Prof.Anyang Nyongo and had to travel abroad for treatment.

Tomorrow we take you to  Embakasi and Starehe

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