Three politicians have made history following their election to the National Assembly in the just concluded August 9 polls.
Suzanne Kiamba of the Wiper Party, made history after she became the first elected woman Member of Parliament for Makueni constituency. She garnered 26,909 votes and will take over from outgoing MP, Dan Maanzo - who is eyeing the senatorial seat.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, August 10, after being declared the winner by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kiamba expressed that her win would motivate more women to join politics and take up other active leadership roles.
"I am overjoyed because our victory is for the people of Makueni and the women in this country. Since we started elections in this constituency, we have never had a woman MP.
"My priority is the electrification and education in the constituency. I also have a passion for youth empowerment," Kiamba stated.
Famous politicians who have served as Members of Parliament in the constituency include governor Kivutha Kibwana and Peter Maundu.
In Bungoma county, history was made after Martin Wanyonyi of Ford Kenya was elected as the MP for Webuye East. Upon his election,
Wanyonyi became the first person living with a disability to be elected in Webuye West. He is part of Kenyans living with albinism.
On his part, the Kenya Kwanza politician expressed that Kenyans need to embrace all politicians despite some being abled differently.
"I want to thank my constituents for the trust they have bestowed upon me. For the first time, a person with albinism has been elected to Parliament.
"It has not been an easy journey and people really looked down upon me. I am thankful that people have decided that this is my time," Wanyonyi stated.
Alego Usonga Member of Parliament, Samuel Atandi, became the first MP to secure a second term in the Siaya county constituency since multiparty elections in 1992 polls.