Caroline Mutoko's Challenge That Inspired Kimani Ichung'wah Political Career

  • A collage of Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah and radio presenter Caroline Mutoko
    A collage of Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah and radio presenter Caroline Mutoko
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  • Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah is one of the few MPs who have joined the August House unopposed, joining the Legislature in 2013, under the defunct TNA party ticket.

    Interestingly, Ichung'wah's political career was, in part, influenced by a radio talk back in 2006 by Caroline Mutoko, a radio presenter at Kiss FM at the time.

    During the Wicked Edition show on Friday evening, August 7, Ichung'wah narrated that he was headed to work one morning when Mutoko challenged the youth to stop blaming the government and take it upon themselves to find solutions for problems affecting the youth.

    Deputy President William Ruto (left) and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah during a past church service at PCEA Church in Mwiki on March 3, 2019
    Deputy President William Ruto (left) and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wah during a past church service at PCEA Church in Mwiki on March 3, 2019
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    "I was a young person who had only worked for about 5 years as an accountant and when I was driving to work, she was challenging young people.

    "She  said stop whinning in bars and restaurants, crying how bad the country is, do something about. So, I took up the challenge and I said I will do something about it. I decided to run against Paul Muite in 2007 and that's how my journey begun," Ichung'wah stated.

    He, however, did not win the 2007 elections.

    Though he did not win, Ichung'wah disclosed that he still served Kikuyu residents by empowering them through education.

    The vocal MP studied at Strathmore University's School of Accounting and graduated from the University of Nairobi with an Honours degree in Economics.

    Previously, he studied at the Alliance High School, where he stated that he served as senior prefect in charge of discipline.

    "I have always been a very disciplined person. I was firm but fair," he stated.

    When asked about the changes in Parliamentary leadership that saw him removed from the from the Budget and Appropriations Committee to the Member's Service Committee, derogatovely labelled the 'catering commitee', Ichung'wah stated that he would serve diligently in the capacity.

    "If I was to sulk and think I was doing this for somebody, I would offer no help and not offer any expertise in offering any help for the country. Unfortunately, I am not that kind of a person," he declared.