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Saturday, 28 Jan 2017 12:51 EATrosemukonyo@yahoo.com
A tough political battle is expected to shape up in Matungulu constituency after Matungulu West MCA Magdalene Ndawa announced she will be in the race. Ms Ndawa made the announcement a few days ago after meeting her supporters from across the constituency who urged her to contest for the parliamentary seat, currently held by Stephen Mule.
Yesterday, the youthful MCA who is credited with initiating transformative laws in the Machakos County Assembly, confirmed she had weighed her strengths and had decided to heed the calls by Matungulu residents to join the race. “I have carefully considered the proposal raised severally by the people of Matungulu, and I can confirm that I will be contesting for the parliamentary seat in the forthcoming general election,” she said.
In 2013, Ms Ndawa was elected MCA on a New Democrats Party ticket, but she has not disclosed which party she will run on this time around. In an interview, she said that if elected MP she would uplift the constituency’s stature in its representation in the national assembly. “I will ensure the great people of Matungulu will have uncensored representation at the national assembly where I seek to ensure that their interests come first,” she said.
The incumbent Mule is facing stiff competition from several aspirants who have expressed interest to unseat him. They include Kangundo Knut branch executive secretary, Daniel Nginga, businessmen Thomas Musau, Charles Kilonzo and Paul Mkulima.
At the same time, the Kenya Free Press has established that former Kangundo MP Moffat Maitha, who was also in the race for the Matungulu parliamentary seat in the 2013 polls, is eying the Matungulu West ward seat, currently held by Ms Ndawa.
Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.