- The Standard
Agano party leader David Mwaure Waihiga will be making his second stab at the presidency in the upcoming August 9 general election, after shelving his ambitions in 2013.
The politician has been on a charm offensive, urging Kenyans to move away from the so-called 'bigwigs' and opt for a different choice.
Prior to his announcement of vying for the presidency, Mwaure had taken a stab at various elective seats including unsuccessfully vying for the Kamukunji by-election in 2011.Agano presidential candidate David Mwaure.David Mwaure
Aside from his son, Citizen TV news anchor Waihiga Mwaura, the presidential candidate has managed to steer himself and his family away from the public limelight.
Should the Agano party leader ascend to the throne, his family will become the key figure in the country as State House will be occupied by Mwaure and his wife, Lady Justice Anne Ngibuini Mwaure, as the First Lady.
The office, currently occupied by Margaret Kenyatta, is a coveted position that plays a pivotal role in the presidency by promoting national goals and objectives.
Anne has managed to live a reclusive lifestyle, keeping off the public eye on many occasions. In June 2021, she took the oath of office as a judge of the Employment and Labour Relations Court.
The appointment came at a time when President Uhuru Kenyatta had gazetted 34 judges but conspicuously omitted six from the Judicial Service Commission's list.
Prior to her appointment as a judge, she acted as a professional mediator.
In past articles published in the media, Anne has been a fierce advocate for mediation of conflicts without the involvement of third parties. She noted that this method is a healthy and cost-effective means as opposed to litigation.
“I personally have helped to resolve cases that have been stuck in courts for years in a record 90 minutes. Mediation helps parties in a dispute to retain relationships, maintain their dignity and ensure privacy and confidentiality.
One can save their business, money, time and human labour through mediation,” Anne stated in an article published by The Standard in 2018.
The judge graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies at Daystar University in 2005.Gathoni Mwaura with her brothers Ngibuini Mwaura and Waihiga Mwaura during her graduationCourtesy
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