By Allan Wanjiku
Muranga Municipal Board Vice Chairperson Dr Judy Makira will run for Kiharu Parliamentary seat in 2022 general elections.
Dr Makira has been in the forefront in championing, lobbying and advocating for women, girls and youth empowerment in Kiharu.
The University of Embu lecturer has also been engaged in economic empowerment in the society through her one goat one home project where she has been donating dairy goats to the less fortunate.
Dr Makira has also been crisscrossing the vast Kiharu Constituency to mentor teenagers and donate sanitary towels and innerwears in a bid to keep girls in schools.
In 2018, Dr Makira organized a successful mega Talent Search event in Kahuro that saw the crowing of Mr and Ms Kahuro attended top government officials and dignitaries.
Sources close to the visionary and development-oriented leader told our political news desk that Doctor Makira’s main agenda includes education, economic empowerment for youth and women and the fight against drug abuse.
“We are pushing her to vie for the MP, She will be probably the first Kiharu women Mp, all the things she has done proves that she has qualities to lead Kiharu residents,” a source who can’t be quoted since she is not authorized to speak on behalf of Dr Makira said.
The Municipal Vice Chairperson is currently organizing a book harvest and technology center launch at Kahithe Primary school, a pilot program which she plans to replicate in all Primary schools in Kiharu.
The initiative aims at promoting the reading culture and technological innovative skills.
However when reached for a comment the Dr. Judy Makira said it was too early to discuss 2022 general elections, adding that she was too busy concentrating on community service delivery to the people as opposed to positioning for elective positions.
“We do our level best to uplift the living standards of our people because of passion and not for political gains, I have received such requests but there is no vacuum in Kiharu and we must support the current leaders to fulfill the promises they made to the electorate,” Dr Makira added.