James Ndungu Gethenji – Biography, MP Tetu, Nyeri, Wife, Family, Wealth
James Ndungu Gethenji was born in Tetu, Nyeri County, Kenya. He is the MP for Tetu Constituency in Nyeri County. He was elected to the 11th Parliament on The National Alliance (TNA) party ticket in the Jubilee Coalition.
James Ndungu Gethenji won with 18, 258 votes against Martin Luther King Githigaro’s 8,016 and Moses Kanyira’s 359.
His predecessors to the same seat are;
1988 – 1992 was Nahashon Kanyi Waithaka on a KANU ticket during One-party system.
1992 – 1997 was Joseph Gethenji on a Democratic Party ticket
1997 – 2002 was Paul Gikonyo Muya on a Democratic Party ticket
2002 – 2007 was Wangari Maathai on a NARC party ticket
2007 – 2012 was Francis Nyammo on a Party of National Unity (PNU) ticket
In the National Assembly he is the Chairperson of the Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations, Member of the Liaison Committee and member of Departmental Committee on Energy, Communications and Information from March 2013.
James Ndungu Gethenji has spoken 302 times in Parliament from March 2013.
James Ndungu Gethenji Wealth
The Kihingo development is the brainchild of Tetu MP Ndungu Gethenji. It was developed from a former coffee estate and flower farm belonging to his family. Kihingo Village is Kenya’s latest and most modern gated community development. Situated on the former Kihingo Estate in Kitisuru Nairobi,
Kihingo Village is a high end residential development similar to the gated community developments common in North America and South Africa.
James Ndungu Gethenji removal from Chairperson of the Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations
In March 2016, the National Assembly Defence and Foreign Relations Committee wanted to remove its chairman Ndung’u Gethenji. This follows the clerk’s approval of a motion of no confidence by Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa who is also the deputy minority whip.
Wamalwa received the support of 14 of the 28 committee members in the notice of motion addressed to Ndungu Gethenji. The Kiambu MPs lobbied committee members to replace the Tetu MP with Kiambu woman representative Annah Nyokabi.
Kiambu MPs met and resolved to replace Gethenji. But some MPs from Nyeri urged the committee members to vote against the motion or select a different person from Nyokabi.
Ndungu Gethenji however, downplayed the quest to remove him, saying it is being driven by a few disgruntled members. In the motion, Wamalwa and the others say the committee had lost confidence in Gethenji’s leadership, accusing him of absenteeism and lack of seriousness.
“His poor and irregular attendance of meetings had crippled the growth and operations of the committee,” the motion read. They also said Gethenji had been making unilateral decisions, especially in relation to foreign trips.
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