Another exclusive featuring Hon. MUNENE WA GACHAU an erudite with a positive thirst of walking the un-walked path with an aim to deliver his people through a visionary and goal oriented leadership as an Mp Gichugu constituency Kirinyaga.

Pachagazine: Generally who’s Munene wa Gachau.

MUNENE

Politician

A God fearing man who believes that he is just a custodian of what has been given to him.”I believe in living a humble life that adds value and impacts positively on my fellow human kind as a way of serving my God.”

Pachagazine: What drove you into politics?

Munene: The urge to serve and make lives better for someone else. The bible teaches me that whatever God has given me is for service to family & community.

Pachagazine: Whats your political ideology?

Munene: I am a social-democrat. I believe in implementation of social and economic policies to achieve social and economic justice for everyone, from the political class to the wanjiku on the ground.

Pachagazine: Are you in a political party or plans to go independent? Why?

Munene: Currently the focus is on meeting the wananchi on the ground to both understand the needs and also sell our manifesto. The vehicle to use during the elections is still a debate we are having with my supporters and once a decision is made, we will make it public.

Pachagazine: What are your key objectives in the first year in office?

Munene: As soon as I occupy the office, the focus will immediately turn towards implementation of my manifesto and fulfilling my promises to the people of Gichugu. Education, Youth empowerment, Infrastructure, Agriculture and security are some of the things I will put my emphasis on.  

Pachagazine: Whats your competition strategy against your opponents?

Munene: I appreciate that this is a competition but each one of us in our own race for the seat. The focus is not on the competitors but on the populace. I have decided to run a campaign founded on truth and honesty. To let the people of Gichugu know me and appreciate what is truly in my heart and mind for our great constituency.

Pachagazine: Have held any other government/political office?

Munene: No I haven’t. I am a scholar and I have spent most of my life and time in books, currently pursuing my PhD.

Pachagazine: Can you quit your sit if residents who elected you get dissatisfied with your services?

Munene: Definitely. It is about integrity and accountability. Mwalimu Nyerere did the same in Tanzania and set the bar very high for the successors and also for the political environment.

Pachagazine: Do you intend to go for a bigger sit in the future?

Munene: Each one of us wants to grow in our various engagements.

Pachagazine: What do you think about the forth coming general elections?

Munene: It is an amazing opportunity for Kenyans to make better changes in our leadership. We are a more enlightened electorate than we were five years ago. I am confident that better times are ahead of us.

Pachagazine: Do you believe in the Kenyan electrol system?

Munene: Kenya Is a growing democracy and so are our institutions. I do believe that so far in this part of the world, we have the most transparent and democratic electioneering process in Kenya. That doesn’t mean we are there yet, a lot still needs to be done.

Pachagazine: Would you challenge an election result if dissatisfied with the outcome?

Munene: If there is evidence that the election lacked credibility, that is an option I would consider by following the due process in our courts of law.  

Pachagazine: What have you done for your people so far?

Munene: I have done a lot as a private citizen. I have travelled the width and breadth of Gichugu mentoring and inspiring your adults, students and youths to exploit their potential and work for their greatness. I have mentored several into successful ventures. With a group of friends, long before I developed interest in joining elective politics, we have been working with the less fortunate in the entire Kirinyaga providing school fees, clothing, medicine, food, firewood and others.

Pachagazine: Is it your first time as an aspirant in a political seat?

Munene: Yes it is. However, I have always been in various leadership positions wherever I served in the society.

Pachagazine: What else do you do apart from politics?

Munene: I am a consultant, a trainer and an author. I have published a book on ‘BREAK THE RULES’ where I encourage people, young and old, to break through the limits, real and perceived, that hold them back in achieving their greatness.

Pachagazine: How can people find you on social media?

Twitter: munene.gachau

Facebook: munene wa gachau

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