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Ngunjiri wambugu Biography, Age, Education, Family , Career, Politics, Family And Joining UDA

By Prudence Minayo

Hon. Deric Martin Ngunjiri Wambugu is the current Member of Parliament for Nyeri Town. The MP doubles up as a member of the departmental Committee on Administration and National Security and also as the Vice Chair of the departmental Committee on Education, Research and Technology. 

Age and Background 

He was born in April 1975 to reverend Canon Peter Ngunjiri and his wife Grace. They lived in Machakos where his father worked at a local bank and his mother at the Machakos Provincial General Hospital. 

Education

Wambugu attended Nyeri high school before proceeding to the University of Nairobi for a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy. 

Marriage 

The Nyeri town MP is married with three children. In an article trying to tie him up in an alleged love triangle 4 years ago, he revealed he had been married for 17 years and that anyone trying to involve him in a love triangle should bring forth evidence.

Career 

From January 2010 to August 2017, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Change Associates Limited. His duties involved developing political strategies for elective office: conceptualizing, strategic communications, for political affairs.

In August 2017, he was elected member of parliament for Nyeri. 

He has also worked as chairman of Logix group and Ngunjiri Management Company Limited. 

Education Background:
From To Education Institution Qualification
University of Nairobi Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Philosophy
Employment/Service History:
From To Employer/Institution Position Held
2017 To date Kenya National Assembly Member of Parliament
Change Associates Limited Managing Director
Logix Group Chairman
Ngunjiri Management Company Ltd Chairman
Membership to Committees (12th Parliament):
From To Committee Position Held
2017 To date Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security Member

 


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2022 succession politics. 

Ngunjiri has been a strong supporter of the Kieleweke camp- a Jubilee wing opposed to deputy president William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga movement. In 2019, he spoke saying that Hon. William Ruto is a smart politician without a conscience who has been undermining and disrespecting his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta. Appearing on K24 TV Punchline, he said the working relationship between the president and his deputy had deteriorated and left to him he would sack the deputy. 

The legislator maintained that he supports a candidate based on interests rather than political debts. This is to say that the people of Mt. Kenya will support the man who has their interests at heart. 

On September 17th 2021, he said that the second in command should issue a public apology to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Saying that he should sincerely apologize and not issue his cheeky remarks. He added that he should admit he wronged his boss without necessarily expecting forgiveness or support come 2022. 

Recently, he remarked that the 2022 presidential elections will be a race between DP and Hon. Raila Odinga. 

“I have been listening to the ground, and it’s clear that 2022 is between Raila Odinga and William Ruto. The questions to determine this election might be in whose hands are we safe?,” He said. 

Earlier in the year, he was on record saying that if Jubilee does not reorganize itself, they stand to lose more members. He said they had some heavy lifting ahead in order to fix the party and not everyone will want to do it. 

 Joining UDA

The MP posted a subtle message that seemed to suggest he was considering joining DP Ruto’s political vehicle, the UDA. here is the message for your own interpretation. 

WHAT IS THE GROUND SAYING?

As you are ALL aware … 😉 … I have been listening to the ground. And speaking to it. And I have also received all your calls, messages and advise. (And I must admit I really really appreciate the concern and best wishes … especially the warm welcome that was being offered by my good friend & birthday-mate #njerikinuthia)

The most important thing I can say I have learnt … and this is considering that my team & I have been listening to our ground every week since 2015 … is … that … WAH!!! … the ground has changed! Complete ground-shift!

Anyway. 

A more detailed report coming right up.