Kimani Ngunjiri

Kimani Ngunjiri

Onesmus Ngunjiri Kimani is a Member of Parliament representing Bahati Constituency in Nakuru County. He is a member of the Departmental Committee on Lands and the Committee on Implementation.

The politician had vied in the Subukia (now Bahati) parliamentary seat five times before clinching it in 2013 on a TNA ticket. He retained the seat in 2017 on a Jubilee Party ticket.

Ngunjiri, along with other MPs, has been a staunch supporter of Deputy President William Ruto and has on numerous occasions clashed with President Kenyatta and top Jubilee officials.

The fiery legislator is no stranger to controversy. In June 2020, he sensationally claimed that 50 senators were paid Ksh100,000 each to vote out Senators Susan Kihika, Kipchumba Murkomen and Kithure Kindiki from the Senate leadership.

Earlier in April 2021, Ngunjiri ruled out the possibility of a coalition between DP Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga after rumors were rife that Ruto’s camp was warming up to Raila for a possible partnership ahead of the 2022 general elections.

Ngunjiri and his Kapseret counterpart Oscar Sudi defied President Kenyatta when they boycotted the Jubilee Party Parliamentary Group meeting, further escalating the rift between MPs allied to DP Ruto and top Jubilee Party administration backing President Kenyatta.

The rebellion would see the ruling party threaten to take disciplinary action against Ngunjiri and Nakuru County Senator Susan Kihika for continuous attacks on Uhuru.