Ejidius Njogu Barua – Biography, MP Gichugu, Kirinyaga, Wife, Family, Wealth
Ejidius Njogu Barua was born on 12 May 1962 in Kirinyaga County. He is the Member of Parliament for Gichugu Constituency in Kirinyaga County.
He was elected to the 11th Parliament on The National Alliance (TNA) party ticket in the Jubilee Coalition in March 2013. He won with 22,201 votes followed by Nairobi lawyer Robert Gichimu of GNU who got 17,450 votes. Martha Karua’s NARC Kenya candidate Njiru received a paltry 1,841 votes.
His predecessors to the same seat are;
1963 – 1966 was Kimamu Njiru Gichoya on a KANU ticket
1966 – 1969 was Bernard Kathanga on a KANU ticket
1969 – 1974 was Kimamu Njiru Gichoya on a KANU ticket
1974 – 1988 was Nahashon Njunu Njuno on a KANU ticket
1988 -1992 was Godfrey Karekia Kareithi on a KANU ticket
1992 – 2013 was Martha Karua on a Democratic Party, NARC and PNU tickets
In the National Assembly Njogu Barua is a member of Public Investments Committee and also Departmental Committee on Environment & Natural Resources from March 2013.
Ejidius Njogu Barua has spoken 111 times in Parliament since March 2013.
Ejidius Njogu Barua Education Background
Ejidius Njogu Barua was a Primary School pupil at Kiburia Primary School. He later joined Kerugoya Boys Secondary School and later Dagoretti High School.
He was also a Student of International Certificate in Environmental Education at Rhodes University, South Africa.
He also did his PhD at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT).
Njogu Barua did his Masters in MSc. Environmental Chemistry at the University of Nairobi.
He did his undergraduate in BSc. Chemistry at the University of Nairobi.
He did his Post Graduate Diploma (PGD Journalism) at the University of Nairobi.
He did his MSc. in Entrepreneurship at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT)
He was also a Student pursuing Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment at Danida Fellowship Centre (MSTDC, Tanzania)
Ejidius Njogu Barua Job History
Ejidius Barua, worked at the Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) and also was a lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s Chemical Engineering Department. He was also a Lecturer at Kenyatta University and Kenya Polytechnic.
Ejidius Njogu Barua attacks Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura and Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia
In February 2016, Njogu Barua and a section of other leaders from Kirinyaga County launched scathing attacks at Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura and Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia for allegedly conspiring to divert a road construction.
They accused Kembi Gitura and CS James Macharia, who hail from Murang’a County, of diverting a plan for a dual carriage road to Murang’a.
“The issue of the road is suspicious because the person who is fighting for the road so hard is Senator Kembi Gitura and the CS Macharia is also from the same county,” expressed Njogu Barua.
“Let us know whether there is a conspiracy against the Kirinyaga people,” he added.
According to the leaders, the road whose construction is underway, was supposed to begin from Kenol junction towards Makutano then connect to Kirinyaga and other neighbouring counties.
The issue was later resolved after both the Murang’a and Kirinyaga roads were ear-marked for dualing.
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