Jacob Macharia Profile
Hon. Macharia full name is Jacob Waweru Macharia. He was born in Molo Division in a small village where today stands Mugumo Secondary school near Tayari Farmer’s Cooperative Society, in Nakuru County.
Later, his parents moved to Kwa Elijah Farm in Turi Division. Afterwards his parents moved to Miilima Mitatu Farmer’s Cooperative Society where a Good Samaritan gave them his share to occupy and they engaged in peasant farming.
He has put up his home at the Salama area of Elburgon where he lives and engages in agricultural activities.
Jacob says he skipped his ECD Education. He went directly to Mianzini Primary School where he was an excellent performer. He Joined Michinda Secondary School where he also passed with flying colours.
He Joined Kenyatta University to pursue Bachelor of Education. He proceeded to study masters in business administration degree specializing in strategic management still in Kenyatta University.
Later he took a Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Salford, Lancashire in the UK.
Jacob Macharia Early Career
While still in Kenyatta University Hon. Macharia served as a tutor at Egoji Teachers Training College as part of his University Internship.
Later he took up a job as a librarian and also a History and Government teacher at St Patrick’s Hill International School in Nairobi.
Afterwards, he joined Pearson Education popularly known as Longman Kenya as a temporary rep and rose to the position of country sales director. It was while at Pearson that he started the most massive books project in Molo District that saw all schools receive free books estimated at Ksh. 12.2million.
After leaving Pearson, he went into private business in the areas of communication and petroleum distribution.
Jacob Macharia Political Career
Hon. Jacob Macharia’s political career started in Kenyatta University when he was elected as a University Hall rep and later ultimately as a Secretary to the giant Kenyatta University Students Association – KUSA.
After University he served as the Deputy National Coordinator of Young Democrats in the Democratic Party of Kenya – DP.
In 2002, he went full throttle for the MPs seat in Molo Constituency but lost narrowly to Macharia Mukiri.
The 2002 loss did not deter him from continuing with politics, he contested again in 2007 for the same Molo MPs seat but still lost in the primaries to Hon. Joseph Kiuna.
In 2013, all his political arsenal was put to work and he beat all his contestants in the TNA party to emerge the Hon. MP for Molo Constituency.
In 2017, he lost the Molo Constituency elective seat to Hon. Kuria Kimani.
Jacob Macharia in the National Assembly
Hon. Macharia is the Member of the National Assembly of Kenya representing Molo Constituency. He was sworn into the National Assembly on March 28th 2013.
He serves in the following committees of the National Assembly;
- Committee on Implementation
- Education, Research & Technology
Hon. Jacob Macharia made a name for himself when he categorically said that he will oppose the bid to remove the Salaries and Remuneration Commission ( SRC) for slashing MPs pay. He was also opposed to the increasing of MPs’ pay. He was among the few other MPs who stood on the side of mwananchi during that sad history of the 11th Parliament.
Hon. Jacob Waweru Macharia has spoken 141 times in Parliament from 2013 to March 2016.
Waweru Macharia’s Parents
Hon. Macharia’s parents were squatters in Molo Division. After the squatter village was brought down they settled at Kwa Elijah Farm in Turi Division. Turi Division is known worldwide for being the location where the famous international School, St. Andrews School, Turi is located.
Later his parents moved to Milima Mitatu Farmer’s Cooperative Society where a Good Samaritan gave them his share to occupy and they engaged in peasant farming.
The late senior chief Thogoto rescued his parents from landlessness and allocated them a government common land to settle.
Jacob Waweru Macharia family
Hon. Jacob Macharia is married with children. His home at the Salama area of Elburgon Town.
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Jacob Macharia Contacts
P.O.BOX 257 ELBURGON KENYA
Cell phones: 0724851000
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