Political fireworks are brewing at Kieni constituency in Nyeri county after Nyeri based billionaire and businessman Njoroge Wainaina declared his 2022 parliamentary bid.
The tycoon’s candidacy is set to give the current lawmaker Kanini Kega a run for his money and a rough time due to the popularity and the huge financial muscles his new rival enjoys all over the county.
Wainaina Njoroge is the owner of the giant Chieni Supermarket which is located within the Nyeri town central business district(CBD) and his political ambitions have been evident since he started engaging in community work.
His declaration to vie for the parliamentary seat was confirmed by Nyeri-based political shapers who have been persuading him to compete with Kanini Kega whose leadership has been marred by various incompetent accusations.
“Nyeri business tycoon Njoroge Wainaina (Chieni Supermarket) declares his interest for Kieni Parliamentary seat in 2022,” Othaya global news confirmed on Facebook.
Kanini Kega is however confident that he will retain his seat irrespective of the powers and popularity of his political foes and competitors. The lawmaker has also risen to be among the top Mt Kenya politicians after he opted to involve himself with the national politics and got close to President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee party top leadership.
He is currently at the helm of the team pushing for the success of the highly politicized Building Bridges Initiative which has sparked heated political debates in the President’s region.
The success or failure of the report is also set to influence Kega’s re-election as it has led to the emergence of two competing factions which are likely to play the same game in the fast-approaching 2022 polls.