MWANGI wa IRIA is minced meat as MATIBA does the unthinkable ahead of 2017 elections

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - The dreams of Murang’a Governor, Mwangi wa Iria, of being re-elected in 2017 were shattered abruptly on Saturday following the entry of Raymond Matiba into the Muranga gubernatorial race in 2017.

Raymond, who is a son to veteran politician, Kenneth Matiba, said he will go for the top County seat in 2017.

Raymond’s father is like a small god in Murang’a and the entry of his son will outrightly change the political matrix in that County.

Matiba was among vocal opposition figures in Kenya who fearlessly fought for Kenya’s democracy by wrestling with former president Daniel Moi’s dictatorial administration.

Matiba who served for long as Kiharu MP in Murang’a eventually led to Kenya acquiring multiparty democracy.

Though sickly now, Matiba remains a respected figure in Kenya and in Murang’a especially for his courage to fight for multiparty space in Kenya and paying the price with his health.

Raymond will now battle it out with Wa Iria and Kigumo MP, Jamleck Kamau, who has also declared interest in the seat.


  1. You dnt seem to know the Murang'a politics well. Remember when Hon. Mariba iffered himself for presidential elections before he was persuaded to step down? It was a delegation from Murang'a that told him to because times had changed and the ground in Murang'a had shifted. Yes Matiba is highly respected for what he DID. His son is a virtual stranger in his father's home district. Never helped one worthy cause in Murang'a. I am neither a supporter of wa Iria or Jamleck (wa Iria's declared challenger). These two are cut from the same cloth.

  2. Who is this Rymond, does he even know the geography of Murang'a...we respect the senior Matiba but his son is a total stranger...least we forget...he could not manage his father's estae,what about a county...ní athií akíúmaga

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