Oil Tycoon Daniel Wamahiu Announces 2022 Election Bid

  • A partial photo of Ex-National Oil Chair Daniel Wamahiu. Facebook
  • Former National Oil Chairman Daniel Wamahiu has announced his plan to vie for the Nyeri gubernatorial seat in 2022. 

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Wamahiu confirmed that he would be campaigning to unseat current Governor Mutahi Kahiga

    He has accused the current county government of ignoring the challenges facing entrepreneurs in the region. 

    Ex-KPC Chairman Daniel Wamahiu inspecting a pump station.

    In funds drive on Saturday, that was also attended by Governor Kahiga, Wamahiu stated that he respected the county boss because he was in power. 

    Before moving to the road construction industry, Wamahiu had prior investments in the oil business. 

    The former Kenya Pipeline Chairman is also a member of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association.

    His entry into the 2017 Senatorial campaigns caused a frenzy in the region when he put up over 20 billboards in Nyeri Town alone.

    He, however, lost to fellow billionaire and road contractor Senator Ephraim Maina.  

    In February 2019, Governor Kahiga, nine county executives and 44 MCAs spent a week in Mombasa. The county officials were accused of wasting public funds.

    But Majority Leader James Kanyugo defended the move insisting that they had not contravened the law by going on the trip.

    Chinga MCA Kiruga Thuku stated that no law barred them from travelling locally and abroad. 

    “Unless our laws are changed to bar governments from holding meetings outside their counties, these retreats shall continue taking place,”

    Former KPC Chairman Daniel Wamahiu speaking at a public forum.