On Tuesday afternoon President Uhuru Kenyatta did a mini-reshuffle of his cabinet. In the list of the newly – created position of Chief Administrative Assistant (CAS) was one Wavinya Ndeti.
The former Machakos county gubernatorial candidate is the new CAS for Transport.
After the 2017 general elections, Ms Ndeti fought tirelessly to remove Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua stating that his election was marred with irregularities.
The petition had alleged that Dr Mutua’s election was marred with irregularities and that the electoral commission erroneously declared him the winner of the governor seat.
The former Kathiani MP is now back in cabinet.
Hon. Wavinya Ndeti joined politics in 2007 contesting and being elected MP for Kathiani Constituency under Chama Cha Uzalendo. She had previously participated in ODM-Kenya Primaries where she claimed she was rigged out in favor of incumbent legislator Peter Kyalo Kaindi forcing her to decamp to Chama cha Uzalendo. She eventually trounced by a landslide victory. garnered 28,178 votes against Kaindi’s 9,813 in the 2007 General election. In winning the seat, Wavinya Ndeti became the only woman to have represented the constituency in Parliament since independence after she beat Peter Kyalo Kaindi.
Hon. Ndeti was appointed to grand coalition government as a co-assistant Minister for youth and sports under Helen Sambili.
During the 2010 constitutional referendum, she supported the new constitution, citing the importance of having uniform distribution of resources and having decentralized leadership. Although the document was unpopular in the Machakos District, the majority of Kenyans voted in favour of the new constitution, which President Mwai Kibaki promulgated on 27 August 2010.
Early life, achievements and education
Born in 1967, Wavinja Ndeti holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from South Bank University (UK) and another Msc in Business Administration and Marketing from Heirowatt University (UK).
Ms Ndeti worked as a Systems Developer in the University of North London between 1993 and 1994 before coming back home to Kenya where she established and headed her own companies.
During her tenure as MP for Kathiani, the constituency was ranked the best in prudent management and utilisation of Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
She is credited with building health facilities and more classrooms in schools through the CDF and lobbying for the division of Kathiani and Mavoko constituencies.
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