Thika MP Patrick Wainaina has once again clinched the best performing parliamentarian this year in areas of development, infrastructural development and empowerment record, according to Mizani Africa poll.
This is the third year in a row that the legislator has won the award, beating 290 parliamentarians to remain top.
On Infrastructural Development, the MP has been feted for rehabilitating dilapidated classrooms and giving almost all the schools in his constituency a facelift; and equipping them with desks and other materials.
On the empowerment front, he has supported over 2,000 groups through Uwezo funds and other programmes thereby improving the livelihoods of several groups that were almost folding during the Covid-19 period.
During an event held at Serena hotel in Nairobi, the MP attributed the achievement to good fiscal management to uplift the livelihoods of his people.
Wainaina, who is eyeing the Kiambu Gubernatorial seat on a UDA party ticket, said his development record was clear and challenged his successor to keep the spirit.
He said winning such an award three years consecutively was not a mean fest and that he was ready to serve Kiambu County as the governor.
“This is a precursor of what we will do in Kiambu County. Trust me to take the County forward to become the Kenyan Singapore,” he said.
The MP is set to face off with Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi and former Governor Ferdinand Waititu for the UDA party ticket during tomorrow’s nomination.
Meanwhile, preparations for the nomination exercise are on high gear with aspirants doing last minute preparations, meeting their agents and taking them through the processes to avert any rigging incidents.
In Thika, Wainaina while meeting his agents called on the government to provide enough security officers to ensure a peaceful exercise.
While remaining adamant that he will win the ticket, the MP called on his competitors to accept nomination results and support him as he faces other aspirants for the gubernatorial seat in August.
In terms of the parliamentary positions, former Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a does not have any competitor in the nominations while in Ruiru constituency, current MP Simon Kingar’a is set to face off with nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura among others for the UDA party ticket in what is seen to be a feisty contest.
In Juja, current MP George Koimburi is set to square it out with University lecturer Joseph Ng’ang’a.