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Personal Profile For The Speaker Of The County Assembly Of Nyeri Hon. James Gichuhi Mwangi 

Born in Kiawaithanji Village, Kiawaithanji Sub-location, Tetu Constituency in Nyeri County, Hon. James Gichuhi Mwangi started his primary school education at Kiawaithanji Primary School in Tetu and later joined Koelel High School Gilgil for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. After successful completion of his high school education, he joined Moi University to undertake a Bachelor of Law Degree followed by admittance to the Kenya School of Law for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law. Currently he pursing Master’s Degree in International Law at the University of Nairobi.

In October 2005, he was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court marking the beginning of his law practice starting as an Associate at G.K Kibira Advocates. Due to his diligence and commitment to the practice, within a year, Hon. Gichuhi became a Senior Partner at Wamahiu Kimeria & Company Advocates a position he held until 2010 when he established his own Law Firm named Gichuhi Mwangi & Associates Advocates, a firm based in Nyeri, town.

Having practiced Law for over 12 years, in 2017, Hon. Gichuhi decided to serve his community by joining politics and he was overwhelmingly voted to represent Tetu Constituency as a Member of Parliament up until Aug 2022 leaving a remarkable legacy as a Tetu Legislature.

Guided by the philosophy that quality education is the basis for a successful society and people, Hon. Gichuhi prioritized and invested heavily in education. During his tenure, access to quality education took a new turn. He massively developed and upgraded Tetu constituency education facilities. Furthermore, and in pursuit of quality education, Hon Gichuhi ensured that all needy children were given bursaries on equity basis. His passion for education and distribution of bursaries to many earned him a new title dubbed “wakili wa bursary” across the constituency.

As a law maker, Hon. Gichuhi, pushed and vehemently supported bills and laws promoting environment protection and good farming environment. Moreover, he championed for the promotion of laws and policies that promoted economic and social empowerment, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights.

In full cognizance of the importance of security in transforming the constituency, Hon Gichuhi takes pride of being the first lawmaker in constituency to greatly improve the living conditions of police officers working in the constituency. He renovated police stations across the constituency for better service delivery. Additionally, all main centers in the constituency were installed with high-mast lighting. Of note, his commitment and conviction in matters of economic empowerment was exceptional.

Hon. Gichuhi distinguishes himself with a great legacy that he leaves behind. He undertook his duties with a distinct sense of civility and dignity. As a servant leader, he heeded the call to serve his constituent and never looked back.

Having served as a Member of Parliament for five years; on the 21 st of September 2022, Hon. Gichuhi vied for the position of Speaker of the County Assembly of Nyeri getting a majority vote by garnering a whopping 40 out of 42 votes from MCAs which shows the high level of trust and confidence the Hon. Members have in his leadership.

Following his industrious career spanning over 17 years both as a Senior Lawyer and as a Parliamentarian; Hon. Gichuhi brings on Board a wealth of knowledge and experience critical for transforming the Assembly, providing leadership and guidance to the Hon. Members and staff as well as ensuring the core mandates of oversight, legislation and representation are undertaken accordingly and consistently; a commitment he intends to uphold.

His vision is to make the County Assembly of Nyeri a model assembly marked with excellence in legislation, oversight and in carrying out representational functions that meet the aspirations of the Nyeri residents.

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THE NYERI COUNTY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS CONTROL BILL, 2023 PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY The County Assembly of Nyeri has this morning approved the Nyeri County Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2023; a Bill seeking to provide for the management, control, licensing and regulation of the production, sale, distribution and consumption of alcoholic drinks and for connected purposes. While moving the motion for third reading of the Bill on behalf of the Chairperson Committee on Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration, Hon. Kelvin Kariithi (Youth Representative) said the Committee held public participation fora on diverse dates in all the eight Sub counties of Nyeri County for the purpose of collecting views from the members of the public. He stated that the Committee further held a consultative meeting with all Members of the County Assembly and also received memoranda from 10 stakeholders. Hon. Kariithi added that the views and memoranda received from the various stakeholders and members of the public were considered in accordance with Article 196 of the Constitution of Kenya and Standing Order 123 of the County Assembly of Nyeri Standing Orders. In seconding the third reading of the Bill, the Vice Chairperson of the Committee Hon. Julius Kamiri (Konyu Ward) termed the Bill as timely and emphasized on the need to have the Bill enacted urgently considering the alcohol menace in the County has affected productivity of consumers adding that the control and regulation of alcohol use will help curb the vice.In a sitting chaired by the Speaker Hon. James Gichuhi, the Hon. Members Committed to be at the forefront in the fight against illegal brews reiterating that they are ready to protect the people of Nyeri against dangerous alcoholic drinks. ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON THE NYERI COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES BILL,2024The County Assembly of Nyeri Committee on Health Services invites members of the public to attend public participation on the Nyeri County Community Health Services Bill, 2024 today at Wambugu Farm ATC starting at 10.30 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less
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REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS BY AGUTHI- GAAKI AND GAKAWA WARDS REPRESENTATIVES Request for statement by Aguthi- Gaaki Ward MCA Hon. Stanley Ngaru Wakibia over the delays in relocation of Gura-TEAWASCO intake which serves approximately 80% of Tetu Sub County residents. In his statement, the Ward Representative noted that Tetu Aberdare Water and Sanitation Company has been experiencing low water flow from the river, resulting in interrupted water supply to their customers. The House heard that The Company has previously sought the indulgence of the Kenya Tea Development Agency Power Company in ensuring that the intake is relocated in order to be able to supply adequate water to their residents.In response to the statement, the Committee on Water and Sanitation Services should provide;1) A detailed report on the drawbacks of the current intake.2) The reasons for the delays in relocation of Gura-TEAWASCO intake.3) A report highlighting the progress made in relocation of the intake.4) The work plan for the implementation of Gura-TEAWASCO relocation Project, detailing the specific timelines.In a different statement, Gakawa Ward MCA Hon. Charity Wangui Wachira has raised concerns over lack of a Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in Gakawa. The Hon. Member informed the House that learners have to enroll in VTCs in the neighbouring County, Laikipia emphasizing the need for the County Government to set up a Vocational Training Center in Gakawa Ward.The Department of Education should furnish the County Assembly of Nyeri with the following;Why the Department has delayed in establishing a Vocational Training Center in Gakawa Ward and a work plan, detailing the specific timelines for the construction and operationalization of Vocational Training Center in Gakawa Ward. ... See MoreSee Less
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APPROVED BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING ON 27TH AND 28TH FEBRUARY, 2024A. PAPERS LAID1. Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the County Government Intergovernmental Conditional Allocations Transfer Agreement2. Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the County Annual Development Plan 2024/2025Hon. Gibson Wahinya Kuria, Chairperson - Budget and Appropriations Committee3. Report of the Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration Committee on the Nyeri County Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill, 2023Hon. Clement Warutere Ndegwa, Chairperson, Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration Committee B. MOTIONS1. THAT, pursuant to Standing Order 26 (1), this Assembly resolves to approve the Calendar of the Assembly (Sittings and Recess) for the Third Session of the Third Assembly.2. THAT, the thanks of the County Assembly be recorded for the exposition of public policy as contained in the address of H.E the GovernorHon. James Kanyugo Mwangi, Leader of the Majority Party 3. To adopt the Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on consideration of the County Annual Development Plan 2024/2025Hon. Gibson Wahinya Kuria, Chairperson - Budget and Appropriations Committee C. BILLThe Nyeri County Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill (Nyeri County Bills No.4 of 2023)· Second Reading· Committee of the whole County Assembly· Third ReadingHon. Clement Warutere Ndegwa, Chairperson, Legal Affairs, County Public Service and Administration Committee1. Response to Statement by Chairperson of the Committee on Physical Planning, Housing and Urbanization to Hon. Jonah Kamau Taiti, MCA, Kamakwa/Mukaro Ward regarding establishment of the Nyeri County Valuation Court.2. Response to Statement by Chairperson of the Committee on Trade, Tourism and Co-operatives Development to Hon. Sabastian Mugo Theuri, MCA, Wamagana Ward on the risk posed by Strangler Fig Trees on the verge of falling down at Gachatha Market3.Response to Statement by Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to Hon. Sabastian Mugo Theuri, MCA, Wamagana Ward on the outbreak of an unknown cow disease in Wandumbi Sub location ... See MoreSee Less
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