Presidential running mate Justina Wambui Wamae has come out to disclose how she edged other contenders to be picked as a prospective Deputy President for Roots Party Presidential candidate George Wajackoyah.
Speaking on Citizen TV on Wednesday, June 8, Wamae revealed that her husband played a pivotal role in re-igniting her passion for politics and joining Wajackoyah's side. He is the one who first shared a poster of Wajackoyah with her.
Wamae then decided to submit her resume to Roots Party for consideration for the running mate post. At that time, the two had never met in person.Professor George Wajackoyah with his running mate Justina Wambui and a few supporters. PHOTO/Alvin MwangiFile
"Roots circulated an advert, they were looking for a running mate. I sent in my Curriculum Vitae (CV) the same one I used to apply for the Principal Secretary position after the elections in 2017. We were called for an interview and they insisted if I'm married I come with my spouse.
"The reason behind it was that they would have two votes from my family. The selection panel was headed by a retired judge. After the interview, I left just like the other candidates and later on I received a communication from Roots Party indicating that I was successful," Wambui explained.
On May 5, Wajackoyah unveiled the young business lady. She graduated from Daystar University with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
After school, Wambui emerged in the field of procurement where she sharpened her skills becoming an expert in the process of finding and agreeing to terms, and acquiring goods, services, or works from an external source.
Wambui first made headlines during the 2017 elections, when she unsuccessfully contested for the Mavoko parliamentary seat.
Explaining the significance of her candidature, she noted that in 1997 she was 10 years old and at that time Raila Odinga was vying for the country's top seat. The chance to be on the same ballot as Raila inspired her that everyone can dare to dream.
Together with Wajackoyah, Wamaei believes that Marijuana has the potential of spurring economic development in the country. The 35-year-old believes the bhang business will stimulate the ailing economy and harness an economic revolution.
"When we have our own marijuana, we won’t need to tax Kenyans as a source of funding. We also won’t need external debt at high interest either," she explained.
The potential DP argued that some of the credit Kenya acquires from China comes from the proceeds of farming bhang. She maintained that if Kenya adopts the plant, the issue of seeking loans would reduce.
Despite pushing for its legalisation, Wambui revealed that she had never smoked the outlawed drug.
"I have never puffed bhang but one thing I can assure you, I have even asked for permission from my husband, the moment we win, during the inauguration, I will puff" she explained in a past interview.File photo of Roots Party Presidential Candidate George Wajackoyah and his running mate Justina Wambui WamaeFiledrug poisonous
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