Celebrated Media Personality Janet Mbugua has turned down Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria’s offer to be his Deputy Governor for Kiambu County.
According to the Gatundu south law maker, Ms.Mbugua has declined his offer to deputise him in his Kiambu gubernatorial quest cited personal commitments.
Taking to his social media, Kuria claimed that Ms. Mbugua cited personal commitments for her declination saying that he is ‘shattered’.
“I am shattered. After scoring the highest marks in the talent search for Kiambu Deputy Governor, Janet Mbugua will not be taking uptake job due to unforeseen personal emergencies that she has to attend to in the immediate term,” Kuria wrote.
“My administration will definitely find a way to benefit from Janet’s experience and capacity in the future. I feel the loss . Janet is a huge inspiration for the youth, for professionals, for women and for your mothers of this country,”
As he hailed Ms. Mbugua as an inspirational figure in the society, the MP said his county government would nonetheless seek her partnership in future should he be elected as the Kiambu County Governor in the coming August general election.
Earlier, In a statement issued on March 9, Kuria reitareted that he is seeking a female candidate to deputise him adding that any aspiring successor must meet the threshold for all of his requirements.
The statement reads in part:
“Moses Kuria is seeking to deploy his 15 years solid experience in banking locally and a broad and 9 years as a member of parliament with a proven delivery record to transform Kiambu County to the same status as the city state of Singapore,”
Kuria, who is also the Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party leader went on to describe his deputy’s qualifications as one of academic excellence and leadership experience.
He further called upon interested candidates to to send their resumes by March 18.
Kuria will square it out with the incumbent Governor Dr. James Nyoro, Kiambu senator Kimani Wamatangi, Former Governors William Kabogo and Ferdinand Waititu. Others are Thika Town MP Patrick Wainaina and the wife of economist David Ndii Mwende Gatabaki.