The Azimio la Umoja Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe’s running mate Professor Philip Kaloki after flopping in the city’s race during the general elections held on August 9th, 2022, has shifted his focus to the Makueni County Assembly Speaker’s position.
Kaloki a former Kibwezi Member of Parliament (MP) and the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) chairman is among the candidates who have been cleared to contest for the Speaker’s position.
Among the cleared candidates is Stephen Mutunga Ngelu who was the first Makueni County Assembly Speaker between the year 2013-2017, Douglas Mbilu who was the second speaker in Makueni between the years 2017-2022, Dennis Mung’ata and Muema Ndungi.
However, among those who were interested in the speaker position and picked the nomination papers were eight.
Jinaani Nzioka Mbiuva returned the nomination papers but was not cleared, because he didn’t meet the requirements set for the person to fit in the position.
Former Ukia Member of county assembly Japheth Katumo and Activist Mutunga Mutuku didn’t return their nomination papers.
The election of the speaker is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 21st September 2022 when the county assembly will hold its first sitting.