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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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SECTORAL COMMITTEES CONDUCT VETTING FOR THE CHIEF OFFICERS NOMINEES!The County Assembly of Nyeri Sectoral Committees yesterday conducted approval hearings for the 8 Chief Officers Nominees forwarded to the Assembly by Nyeri Governor H.E Mutahi Kahiga. 1. Lucy Ndumba Kiogora- Governor’s Office2. James Gichuki Kiretai- Education3. Wilson Kiiru Maringa- Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries4. Mercy Wanjiku Ngacha- Economic and Planning5. Benard Kiama Kariuki- Water and Irrigation 6. Joel Mwai Gethi- Gender and Social Services7. Adan Edin Ibrahim- Health Services8. Joseph Kanyi King’ori- County Public Service and AdministrationThe Committees will subsequently compile reports on the suitability of Nominees and table them before the Honourable House for adoption. ... See MoreSee Less
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VETTING PROCEEDINGS PLEASE BE NOTIFIED.The County Assembly of Nyeri Committees will vet 8 Nominees for appointment as Chief Officers today 20th March, 2023 at the County Assembly as per the attached schedule. ... See MoreSee Less
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VETTING PROCEEDINGS PLEASE BE NOTIFIED.The County Assembly of Nyeri Committees will vet 8 Nominees for appointment as Chief Officers tomorrow 20th March, 2023 at the County Assembly as per the attached schedule. ... See MoreSee Less
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TRADE COMMITTEE SITE VISIT TO CHAKA MARKETThe County Assembly of Nyeri Committee on Trade & Co-operatives Development Chaired by Iria-ini Ward MCA (Mathira) Hon. David Kabatha conducted a site visit to Chaka Market with an aim to address various challenges facing the traders. Key among them was a concern raised by Thegu- River Ward MCA Hon. Patrick Kanyi seeking its intervention over lack of a sign board directing the customers/ motorists into Chaka market. Hon. Kanyi noted that the traders in Chaka Market have a conducive environment to sell their goods and services. However, their efforts to effectively sell their goods have been fruitless due to lack of a sign post indicating direction as well as guiding the customers and therefore called upon the Trade Committee to deliberate on the matter and ensure a signboard is erected to guide the customers. The Committee will soon compile a report on the various challenges faced by the traders and table its recommendations before the Honourable House. ... See MoreSee Less
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SITE VISIT TO IDENTIFY THE CAUSE OF LAND DISPUTE BETWEEN KABENDERA PUBLIC NURSERY SCHOOL AND DIOCESE OF NYERI TRUSTEES. The County Assembly Committee on Physical Planning, Housing and Urbanization Chaired by Rware Ward MCA Hon. Simon Mbogo conducted a site visit to Kabendera Public Nursery school in Mugunda Ward with an aim to resolve the land dispute between parents of Kabendera public Nursery school and the Diocese of Nyeri Trustees.The site visit was prompted by a petition presented before the County Assembly of Nyeri by parents of Kabendera Public Nursery School and Kabendera Community seeking the interventions of the House to investigate the unclear re- allocation of plot no. Gatarakwa/ GatarakwaBlk 1/199 belonging to Kabendera Public Nursery School and to have the land returned to the rightful owner.In their prayer, the petitioners noted that the aforementioned land has been reserved for Kabendera Public Nursery School since 1987 and that a land search conducted sometime in the year 2000 can confirm the same with the registered owner being the Government of Kenya. Their major bone of contention is that on 10th December, 2020, the aforementioned land was acquired by the Diocese of Nyeri Trustees and a Title Deed was subsequently issued on 14th December, 2020 under very unclear circumstances. They also noted that a land search conducted on 11th January, 2021 indicates that the land changed ownership to the Diocess of Nyeri Trustees.The Committee on Physical planning will soon hold a consultative meeting with the Diocese of Nyeri Trustees in order to facilitate open dialogue, Identify the root of the problem and subsequently table a report with its recommendations before the House. ... See MoreSee Less
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