Friday, 13 July 2012

Know your County MPS:Nairobi

 Know your County MPS:Nairobi
Ferdinand Waititu:Embakasi MP

Westlands MP,Fred Gumo ``Kaa Ngumu``
By George Oyaya


Kamukunji Constituency is represented in Kenya Parliament by a Journalist turned politician Yusuf Hassan who was born in 1958 and he trounced the former area MP Mr. Simon Mbugua during a by election precipitated by a court ruling that nullified Mbugua`s election as the area MP.

He represents a cosmopolitan constituency with highest number of it comprised of people of Somali origin which he himself is a member of it but a Somali of Kenyan origin

Eastleigh market which is found in his constituency contributes quiet a good revenue to the country`s GDP and majority of traders there are Somalis some from the war country Somalia.

Yusuf who is highly educated was elected in 2011 on the platform of development is yet to be seen implementing that and the constituent want him to help in the repair of roads in the constituency especially in the economically hub Eastleigh area.

Fredrick Fidelis Omulo Gumo is the Member of Parliament for Westlands, a constituency by both the super wealthy Kenyans and poor people. Gumo who is popularly known as ``Kaa ngumu`` a Swahili word meaning don`t be shaken is also the Minister for Regional Development and acting Minister for Local government after then Minister in that Ministry Mr.Musalia Mudavadi resigned after he decamped from Prime Minister Raila Odinga led Orange Democratic Party (ODM) to United Democratic Front (UDF).

Gumo was a great supporter to former President Daniel Arap Moi in Nairobi City during his rule when he got stiff opposition from then opposition leaders led by current Prime Minister Mr.Raila Odinga, former political detainees and Cabinet Ministers Charles Rubia, Kenneth Matiba, the late Nobel Peace Laureate Prof.Wangari Muta Maathai among others.

He is currently a great asset to Odinga who is garnering for Presidency in next year`s General election. There was mixed reactions to Gumo`s development record in his constituency some saying he has done very little while others saying that he has tried.

On Saturday,we begin serializing MPS in Nakuru County

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