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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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ASSEMBLY APPROVES SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET FY/2022/23The County Assembly has approved a supplementary budget for the Financial Year 2022/23 amounting Kshs.7,608,472,106 in line with Section 135, subsection (2) of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012 (PFM Act, 2012) which provides that “a County Government shall submit a Supplementary Budget in support of the additional expenditure for authority for spending”.While tabling a report by the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the Nyeri County First Supplementary Budget for the Financial Year, 2022/2023, the Chairperson Hon. Gibson Kuria (Dedan Kimathi Ward MCA) stated that the recurrent expenditure amounts to Kshs.5,325,930,474 and development expenditure Kshs.2,282,541,632.The Chairperson said that the supplementary prioritized allocation of funds towards payment of pending bills arising from completed but unpaid works from the financial year 2021/22. Other priority areas budgeted for include provision for ongoing works which were procured but were not completed by the close of the financial year 2021/22. Allocation towards other County Programmes and projects such as Health facilities, solid waste management, procurement of drugs, medical insurance among others were also considered in the supplementary budget.The First Supplementary Budget for the Financial Year 2022/23 was occasioned by; the need to align the approved County budget to the County Allocation of Revenue Act (CARA) 2022 and the County Governments Additional Allocations Act, 2022. It was also to re-appropriate Loans and Grants unspent balances accruing from the financial year 2021/22 for appropriation to the current financial year 2022/23, to allocate funds for payments of pending bills as at 30th June, 2022 and to re-appropriate Equitable Share unspent balance. ... See MoreSee Less
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REQUEST FOR STATEMENT BY GAKAWA WARD MCA ON THE REPAIR AND EQUIPPING OF MURERU SLAUGHTER HOUSEGakawa Ward MCA Hon. Charity Wachira has made a request for a statement on repair and equipping of Mureru Slaughter House. The Gakawa Ward Representative noted that the slaughter house has been serving the entire Kieni East Sub- County however, the facility was recently vandalized with the culprits carting away with all the steel equipment and tools for scrap metal trade thereby rendering it inoperative.Hon. Charity is now requesting for a statement from the Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries on when the Department will repair and equip Mureru Abattoir to ensure that it is fully operational. The response should provide details on when the department will provide a security Officer to man the slaughter House and when the Department of Agriculture will facilitate installation of a high mast flood light in order to enhance security at the facility.In a different statement, the Hon. Member decried the struggle by Gakawa Ward residents in accessing maternity care services due to incomplete construction works in maternity ward at Gakawa Dispensary. Hon. Charity now wants the County Executive to furnish the House with information on when they will facilitate completion of the maternity ward noting that the women residing in this Ward are in dire need of a maternity ward. ... See MoreSee Less
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SITE VISIT TO ASCERTAIN THE STATUS OF PROJECTS IN KABARU AND NARUMORU WARDSThe County Assembly Committee on Implementation chaired by Chinga Ward MCA Hon. Kiruga Thuku yesterday conducted a site visit to ascertain the status of boreholes and other projects in Kabaru Ward and Narumoru – Kiamathaga Ward .The site visit was occasioned by concerns raised by Kabaru Ward MCA Hon. Patrick Muriuki over incomplete Kimahuri Public ablution and Mitero public borehole. Further, the Committee was on a fact finding mission to gather information on the status of Gitwe Water Project borehole and NARUWASCO Public Borehole in Narumoru/ Kiamathaga Ward as requested by the area MCA Hon. Martin Matu who sought a response on the efforts made to enforce the implementation of these projects.During the site visit, Hon. Kiruga assured the Nyeri residents that the County Assembly of Nyeri through the implementation Committee is committed and determined to ensuring successful implementation of projects and optimal service delivery in the County. He also noted that the Committee will work in consultation with the County Executive and make concerted efforts to ensure uninterrupted progress of projects in all the 30 wards for the people of Nyeri to enjoy quality services as well as achieve value for money. The Committee will soon compile a report and table its recommendations before the House. ... See MoreSee Less
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COUNTY EXECUTIVE TASKED TO FACILITATE INSTALLATION OF CCTV CAMERAS IN COUNTY HEALTH FACILITIESThe County Assembly of Nyeri has this afternoon approved a motion moved by Hon. Agnes Wanjiku (Gender Representative) seeking the County Executive Committee Member (CEC) in charge of Health Services to facilitate installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance cameras in all units within the County Health Facilities in order to increase security as well as enhance service delivery in the hospitals.While moving the motion, Hon. Wanjiku emphasized the need for surveillance cameras adding that they promote monitoring of the use of hospital equipment and supplies. She added that it provides evidence that protects staff against deceitful claims, monitors the custody of infants at the nurseries and after childbirth wards.The mover said that CCTV surveillance cameras enhance monitoring of movement of patients within the facility, monitoring of service provision by healthcare givers and the movement of individuals in and out of the facility among others.In a sitting chaired by the Speaker Hon. James Gichuhi, the House resolved that the CEC in charge of Health Services issues guidelines on confidentiality, use and location CCTV surveillance cameras in the County Health Facilities. ... See MoreSee Less
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