Peter Njeru Ndwiga – Minister who smelt the coffee

Listen Peter Njeru Ndwiga, the Minister for Cooperative Development and Marketing in the first of President Mwai Kibaki’s two terms, was one of the most loyal and non-controversial ministers. The Member of Parliament for Manyatta Constituency was also the only Cabinet Minister at the time from the then Embu and Mbeere districts. The political collaboration […]

Samwel Poghisio – The tech innovation crusader

Listen Samuel Losuron Poghisio joined the Cabinet in 2008, during President Mwai Kibaki’s second term. He was appointed following the National Accord that established a coalition government after the disputed presidential election of 2007, in which Kibaki had been declared the winner. Poghisio was given the influential docket of Information and Communication, which was surprising […]

Newton Kulundu – The determined bricklayer

Listen Newton Wanjala Kulundu, the medic-turned-politician, was easy to underestimate. The Member of Parliament (MP) for Lurambi, a constituency carved out of the then larger Kakamega District (now Kakamega County) at independence, had a somewhat laboured manner of speech that underlined humble beginnings and rural schooling. It wouldn’t be a misnomer to claim that Kulundu […]