The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Meet 76-year-old 'Shosh' seeking to replace Rigathi Gachagua

The billionaire Wamaranga said she is after development and not money as some of her competitors claim

Phyllis Wambura Maranga

Mathira member of parliament hopeful Phyllis Wambura Maranga has expressed her confidence in clinching the Mathira member of parliament seat after his main competitor Rigathi Gachagua who would have been seeking a second term moved to deputize William Ruto in the presidential race.

Popularly known as Shosh, Maranga has been handed a direct ticket by the Jubilee party in a contest she will be looking to emerge victorious.

In the 2017 polls, Wambura emerged second after Gachagua making history as the first woman to make it to the ballot in the constituency.

The 76-year-old has also promised the Mathira proper representation should she clinch the seat noting that the exit of Gachagua has eased her job.

ADVERTISEMENT

“In 2017 I came second to Gachagua and now that he is out of the way this seat is mine. I will demonstrate that even Shosh can win a parliamentary seat and I will represent the people of Mathira very well,” Maranga said.

The deep pocketed Shosh has previously dismissed claims she is after money making saying that at her age developmemt is what interests her.

“I am not out to make money. At my age, all I want is for the constituency to develop to international standards,” Maranga stated.

Maranga will however have to beat former member of parliament Peter Weru, Waruru Gikandi as well the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate Eric Wamumbi.

ADVERTISEMENT

Wamumbi was unveiled in Nyeri during a political rally that was presided over by DP Ruto on May, 21. The lawmaker was at the center of a probe in May 2020 following the controversial death of his wife, Catherine Nyambura with detectives moving in the solve the puzzle and summoning him to record a statement.

The body of his deceased wife was found in Hohwe dam in Mathira on 24 May 2022.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Details of Ambassador Daniel Koikai's work at the UN and several other countries

Details of Ambassador Daniel Koikai's work at the UN and several other countries

Ichung'wa learns tough lesson after etiquette lapse while meeting Ruto [Video]

Ichung'wa learns tough lesson after etiquette lapse while meeting Ruto [Video]

CS Kindiki announces Eid al-Adha public holiday

CS Kindiki announces Eid al-Adha public holiday

Policewoman burns her policeman husband to death over gambling addiction

Policewoman burns her policeman husband to death over gambling addiction

Details of senior cop gunned down at Makadara Law Courts & CJ Koome's reaction

Details of senior cop gunned down at Makadara Law Courts & CJ Koome's reaction

Judiciary reveals what transpired before magistrate Monica Kivuti was shot

Judiciary reveals what transpired before magistrate Monica Kivuti was shot

How former finance minister lost budget briefcase after drinking spree

How former finance minister lost budget briefcase after drinking spree

Police officer shoots magistrate during court session

Police officer shoots magistrate during court session

Blog: Treasury CS reveals how much gov't will borrow to finance 2024/25 budget
Live

Blog: Treasury CS reveals how much gov't will borrow to finance 2024/25 budget

ADVERTISEMENT