Wambui vows to defend Kibaki
25 April 2016, 13:00
Nyeri - Othaya MP, Mary Wambui has vowed to protect the name of the former President, Mwai Kibaki.
Wambui said she will not allow the former President’s name to be smeared since he worked for Kenyans diligently leading to economic growth.
“Nobody should tarnish the name of the former President. He worked for Othaya residents for a long time and also for Kenyans as a President. I will protect him. His name should not be tarnished. I said the same in Parliament and it is on Hansard,” said Wambui.
She spoke at Gitugi village in her constituency during a public meeting.
Wambui said the name of the former first family should not be mentioned even in Parliament with ulterior motives.
Read Also: Jubilee will still beat Raila even if he became the IEBC boss
“Am saved and a Christian in the PCEA Church. Am also a farmer and everybody knows am a hardworking farmer,” Wambui told the residents.
The first-time MP told the crowd that she struggled to get the parliamentary seat noting that she had been denied the TNA party nomination certificate.
“My first year in Parliament had a lot of problems because of court cases filed by my competitors. We lost a lot of time in court arguing on issues that were not worth,” said Wambui.
She added that women should be allowed to take up leadership as they can perform better than their male counterparts.
On Thursday, Wambui clashed with Kiminini MP, Chris Wamalwa during Parliament proceedings after he referred to her as ‘Wambui Kibaki’.
Irked Wambui rose to make a personal statement demanding the name ‘Kibaki’ be withdrawn from the Hansard records.
However, Wamalawa later said, he did not refer to the MP to mean she is related to the former President but heading a constituency where Mwai Kibaki is the former MP.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and likeour Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.