Mary Wambui Kibaki – Biography, MP Othaya, Husband, Family, Wealth
Mary Wambui was born in Othaya in Nyeri County, Kenya. She is the Member of Parliament for Othaya Constituency in Nyeri County. She was elected to the 11th Parliament on The National Alliance (TNA) party ticket in Jubilee Coalition in March 2013.
Her predecessors to the same seat are
1966 – 1969 was Joseph P. Mathenge in a KANU ticket
1969 – 1974 was Kega Muthua on a KANU party ticket
1974 – 2012 was Mwai Kibaki
In the National Assembly she is a member of Departmental Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Co-operatives.
Mary Wambui has spoken 105 times in Parliament since March 2013.
Mary Wambui Kibaki Education Background
Mary wambui was a primary school pupil at Munyange Primary School in Othaya.
Mary Wambui Kibaki job history
Mary Wambui is a teacher by profession. She taught at Mukima Primary School in Laikipia District and Cheetah Primary School in Timau in the early 1970s.
By 1974 she was working in KANU office in Nyeri town when she met Mwai Kibaki. Kibaki had just moved his power base from then Bahati Constituency in Nairobi to his rural home in Nyeri.
Mary Wambui later to become an aide to Mr Kibaki. In 1978, when he was appointed Vice-President, Mr Kibaki hired her as manager of his Rware Farm in Naromoru.
She started driving a Peugeot 504 pick-up belonging to Rware Farm. She also moved from Mumbi Estate to Ring Road Estate, where the affluent live.
She has been a dairy farmer since then and owning properties all over the country. She was a NARC activist in 2002, PNU activist in 2007 and a TNA activist in 2012 and 2013.
Mary Wambui Husband Mwai Kibaki
Mary Wambui met with Mwai Kibaki in early 1970s when she was working in KANU office in Nyeri. Mwai Kibaki had moved his political base to Nyeri from Nairobi.
In 1972 they performed a traditional wedding where Kibaki met Wambui’s parents and bride price was paid. Their marriage flourished and moved on well until 2002 when Mwai Kibaki became the President of Kenya. Lucy Kibaki the first wife elevated their rivalry from a village fight to a national and international fight which caused President Kibaki many sleepless nights.
In 2004 the media reported that Kibaki has a second spouse allegedly married under customary law, Mary Wambui, and a daughter, Winnie Wangui Mwai.
After the news broke, the State House released an unsigned statement that Kibaki’s only immediate family is his wife, Lucy and their four children.
In 2009, Kibaki, accompanied by a furious Lucy Kibaki, held a press conference to re-state to the world that he only has one wife.
Although officially denied status as a wife, Mary Wambui was provided with all the trappings of a presidential spouse including armed bodyguards and limousines.
Mary Wambui Kibaki Children
Mary Wambui and Mwai Kibaki have a daughter called Winnie Wangui Mwai. Winnie is the lady who had hosted the Armenian brothers in 2006. Artur Margaryan and Artur Sargasyan were the mercenaries who were linked to a security scare at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport weeks after being linked to a raid on the Standard Group media offices.
Mary wambui says she has five children who up to now are still unknown to the public.
Mary Wambui Kibaki wealth, Investments, Net-worth
Mary Wambui owns a house in Lavington Green Estate in Nairobi after Mwai Kibaki bought the house for her from a former South African diplomat in 2002.
She is also the occupier of the Ksh. 500 million palatial house that belongs to retired President, Mwai Kibaki. According to our informers, the Sh 500m palatial home which the Government built as a retirement gift for Kibaki is now her new home.
Set on the lush canopied Mweiga farm overlooking Nyeri-Nyahururu highway, the palace is currently being used by Mary Wambui as a weekend leisure gateway where she meets her friends and close family members.
The monstrous house cost taxpayers Sh 500 million and is easily accessible with a helipad where helicopters can land and fly uninterrupted.
Mary Wambui also owns Eatgate Apartments along Kangundo Road near Umoja 1 Estate Nairobi.
She is a large scale Dairy farmer in Nyandarua and Nyeri.
Mary Wambui Kibaki wins hotly contested Othaya MPs seat
While Mr Kibaki’s son Jimmy had hinted he would go for the seat, he stepped down at the last minute and threw his weight behind Mr Gichuki Mugambi.
On Valentine’s Day in 2013, Ms Mary Wambui was locked out of events presided over by the President in the constituency to ensure she did not reap any political mileage. That did not stop her from campaigning for the TNA ticket, which she won after a bitterly fought nomination.
But the TNA party of Uhuru Kenyatta denied her the ticket, causing an uproar in Othaya and nationally. TNA backed down and nominated her and she went on to win the Othaya seat after beating Mr Peter King’ara with a narrow margin.
Mary Wambui and Retired President Mwai Kibaki
In August 2014, Speaking in Githunguri during a fundraiser in aid of St. Stephen ACK Church, Wambui was introduced by the MC who referred to her as Wambui wa Mwai, something that caused a little unease at the function. But Wambui replied amid cheers from the crowd, “There is nothing wrong by what has been said by the MC. I am still married to Kibaki and I have not returned to my father’s home but people can say what they want.”
In November, 2015, Mr Kibaki and Ms Mary Wambui seemed to have buried the hatchet. Mr Kibaki attended the funeral of her sister, at which the MP declared that he was part of her family. This time the former president did not deny it.
Ms Wambui said her sister, Anne Wakarima Wambugu, was always close to President Kibaki. “My sister used to campaign for Kibaki. I know the retired president now feels pained by the loss,” said Ms Wambui.
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