Agnes Muthama

Agnes Kavindu Muthama

Agnes Kavindu Muthama is a Kenyan politician who currently serves as Machakos Senator. She is also the ex-wife to former Machakos senator Johnson Muthama. 

She identifies as a farmer and preacher having preached for over seven years in the Biblia Husema Broadcasting Studios until 2017 when she officially joined politics. 

Kavindu has been an ardent supporter of the Jubilee government calling out the opposition during the 2017 general election as selfless and manipulative. In 2017, she vied for the Women Representative post in Machakos under the Jubilee party ticket. After losing the election to Joyce Kamene who vied under the Wiper Democratic Movement Party, Kavindu stayed out of the limelight for a while before making her debut during the recently concluded Machakos senatorial by-elections. 

Despite losing the 2017 election to Kamene, political analysts and experts argued that she was out to shape the Ukambani region politics. In 2018, she was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 14-member Building Bridges Initiative Committee. She resurfaced officially again in 2021, switched parties and vied for the Senatorial by-election.

During her campaigns, she argued that her ex-husband, Senator Muthama, had groomed her well enough and critics and opponents should stop diminishing her based on her academic qualification. 

She was elected on March 19, 2021, as the Senator for Machakos County on a Wiper ticket. She had a landslide win in the by-elections that were held following the passing of Senator Boniface Kabaka in December 2020. 

She enjoys the support of women and the youths. Her election was also historic as she became the fourth woman to have been elected in the Senate. Kavindu does not have major achievement since she is just joining the government inactive role. One of her past contributions includes supporting the youths by sponsoring sporting activities, supporting the girl child education and fighting to end domestic violence.