Francis Mureithi who won the Jubilee Party nominations in Embakasi East Constituency, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESYFrancis Mureithi who won the Jubilee Party nominations in Embakasi East Constituency, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

A 30 year old first time political aspirant will fly the Jubilee Party flag in Embakasi East Constituency during the August 8 general elections.

Francis Mureithi beat off stiff challenge from four other aspirants to clinch the party ticket for the parliamentary seat which is currently held by ODM’s John Ogutu Omondi.

In interview with Nairobi News, Mr Mureithi exuded confidence of emerging victorious come the August polls.

“Embakasi East was ranked as the worst performing constituency, he (Omondi) has not done any project for the last four years and he barely speaks at parliament,” Mureithi said.

He added that the constituents have urged him to run because most residents have no idea where their Constituency Development Fund office is located and have not seen projects funded through the kitty.

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According to the aspirant who revealed that he was mostly voted for by women, the constituency largely comprises the middle class who do not need much out of their legislature.

“All that the people of Embakasi East need are better services because most amenities are there. I also strive to build for them better offices so that they do not need to go all the way to Kayole which is in another constituency to get services from their chief,” he said.

The father of one grew up in Kitale where at one time he lived with Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa in Sabot Constituency. He says the CS remains to be his friend to date.

Mureithi attended Muranga High School and St Vincent Maragi High School in Makuyu where he completed his secondary school education. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration.