Esther Murugi Mathenge – Biography, MP Nyeri Town, Nyeri, Husband, Family
Esther Murugi Mathenge was born on 21st September 1953 in Nyeri County, Kenya. She is the Member of Parliament for Nyeri Town Constituency in Nyeri County.
She was elected to the 11th Parliament on The National Alliance (TNA) party ticket in the Jubilee Coalition. She joined parliament in 2007 after winning the Nyeri seat on a PNU ticket.
Her predecessors to the same seat are;
1988 – 1990 was Waruru Kanja on a KANU ticket
1990 – 1992 was Waihenya Ndirangu on a KANU ticket (after a By-election)
1992 – 1997 was Isaiah Mwai Mathenge on a Democratic Party ticket
1997 – 2002 was Wanyiri Kihoro on a Democratic Party ticket
2002 – 2007 was Peter Gichohi Mureithi on a NARC party ticket
In the National Assembly she is a member of Departmental Committee on Lands and Natural Resources since 2013.
Esther Murugi has spoken 521 times in Parliament since 2007.
Esther Murugi Mathenge Education Background
From 1960 – 1966 Esther Murugi was a Primary School pupil at Githiru Primary School.
From 1967 – 1972 she was a Secondary School student at Highlands Secondary School, Eldoret now called Moi Girls High School, Eldoret.
From 1973 – 1976 she was an undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi pursuing B.A. Land Economics.
Esther Murugi Mathenge job history
From 1977 – 1980, Esther Murugi Mathenge was a Land Officer with Commissioner of Lands in the Ministry of Lands.
From 1981 – 1986 she was a Property Manager of Nairobi Homes Ltd.
From 1987 – 1988 she was a Valuer at Mugi Property Consultants.
From 1989 she formed Lustman & Co. and became the Property Manager and Valuer
From 2008 she became a member of Kenya Women Parliamentary Association
From 2008 – 2010 she was the Minister for Gender and Children’s Affairs in the coalition government
From 2010 – 4th March, 2013 she was the Minister for Special Programmes
Esther Murugi Mathenge tells wives to deny husbands conjugal right
In February 2016, Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi called on women to deny men conjugal rights and food until they register as voters.
Ms Murugi, who has been in the limelight in the past for making controversial statements, has also asked pastors not to allow followers in their churches unless they produce their national identity cards and the voters cards.
“As women, we have decided that our husbands and sons will not also get food until they register as voters,” she said.
Women who do not get listed should also not be given money to buy food or for any other use, the MP added.
Ms Murugi said those who fail to get listed should also be denied basic services in public institutions.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has launched mass voter registration ahead of 2017 General Election.
Esther Murugi Mathenge family, Husband, Children
Esther Murugi has two grownup children. Her husband details have not yet been verified by Kenyanlife.com.
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