NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 9 – Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung’wah has set the champagne on ice awaiting his confirmation as the first MP in the 12th Parliament when the house opens after the August 8 General Election.
This is after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission listed the youthful Jubilee MP as the only candidate vying for the post of Member of Parliament in Kikuyu constituency, Kiambu County.
Ichung’wah, however, will have to go through the electoral process though his name will be the only one in the parliamentary ballot paper in Kikuyu constituency.
On his Facebook page, Ichung’wah said he is grateful to God and the people of Kikuyu constituency.
“To you my people, I will serve you with honour, dedication and renewed vigor. For in serving you faithfully, I serve my God and fulfill his wish and purpose of my life,” Ichung’wah said after IEBC published the list of 14,523 candidates registered for the 2017 General Election.
A total of 1,892 candidates will be battling to clinch 290 elective positions in the National Assembly.
Langata, Tetu and Dagoretti North constituencies have attracted the highest number of candidates at 17, 16 and 15 contestants respectively. Several other constituencies like Mt.
Elgon and Webuye West also have 15 parliamentary candidates cleared by the IEBC.