ENTRACE OF CHARLES MWALIMU JOLTS MWINGI POLITICS

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Charles Mathuva Mwalimu, popularly known as Mathuva or MCM in legal circles is a young professional from Kamusiliu in Ngomeni Ward. He is 34 years old having been born on 3rd November, 1985. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya practicing as such in his firm known as MCM & Associates Advocates based in Westlands, Nairobi, a law firm he started in May, 2015 less that a year after his admission to the bar.. He is a practicing Roman Catholic, married and a father of two kids.

Mathuva believes that leadership is a calling to serve humanity and requires personal sacrifice. He has always believed that the best way for professionals to give back to their local communities is by offering themselves to take up leadership positions in their local communities.

True to this Mathuva has always responded to calls to sit in various school boards of management and attends those meetings diligently to offer whatever support is required of him. Mathuva sits at BOM, Mitamisyi Secondary School where he is currently serving his second and final term having been appointed to the Board in 2017.
Additionally, he is currently a member of BOM Kimangao Girls Secondary School, St. Lawrence Ngomeni Boys and Kimangao Boys where he is the Chairman. He is also a member of BOMs in several primary schools within Ngomeni Ward.

Mathuva believes that he has always been a leader since his days as a teenager. In 1998 while a class 7 Pupil he was elected as the Vic- Chairman, Kyuso Parish youth. When he joined secondary school he served as the YCS Chairman at St. Joseph’s Seminary and in 2002 he was elected as the Kitui Diocese Young Catholic Students (YCS) Chairman becoming the first ever student from Mwingi North to hold that position, and the National YCS Organizing Secretary.

So exemplary was his leadership at the helm of the diocese that at the end of his tenure another student from Mivukoni, Pius Muteti (now Fr. Pius Muteti) was elected to succeed him, perhaps as a pointer that good leaders came from the North!

Recently, though ordinarily a resident of Nairobi, Mathuva was elected as the Chairman, Kyuso Catholic Parish which parish covers the entire Ngomeni and Tseikuru wards and a part of Kyuso Ward.

His election was as a result of his efforts to transform the Parish and the church in Kyuso and through his work he has been able to reach people at the grassroots and shared with them the plans and visions he has for his local community which is in dire need of leadership.

In the course of such interactions he has met locals who are disillusioned and at the verge of loosing hope because they lack people centered leadership.

Mathuva believes in education and that it is the only solution to the problems bedeviling Mwingi North and In the course these interactions he has met parents whose children can’t go to school for lack of fees.

He has walked with some of them, those he can. Since 2018 Mathuva has been offering full and partial bursaries to need students across Mwingi North in addition to participating in Harambees for school fees when called upon.

Currently Mathuva is supporting 5 secondary school students (not closely related to him) from across Mwingi North by paying their full fees while 2 students are receiving partial support from him. This is a program that he is so passionate about and his desire is to see every bright kid receive quality education.

As a lawyer Mathuva has been at the forefront to champion for respect of human rights and has variously spoken out against exploitation of the local communities living in limestone-rich areas by championing for leases to the mining companies as opposed to selling land to them. Mathuva has always stood for the local community.

In the 2015 clashes between Kambas and Somalis in Ngomeni Ward a local man was arrested for allegedly killing a Somali herdsman who he found grazing camels on his shamba. None of the somalis was arrested despite 6 Kambas loosing their lives.

None of our leaders followed the case. Mathuva offered to represent the man pro bono at the High Court in Garissa. In 2019 the man was acquitted on no case to answer. Mathuva has boldly spoken out against sexual violence meted on our girls and in the process has made his fair share of enemies but he says he won’t relent on his quest for justice to those young girls sexually violated.

Currently Mathuva is serving in the Law Society of Kenya-Nairobi Branch has a Council Member having been elected as one of the six council members in a 10-member Branch Council and will serve until 2022.

Mathuva is now offering himself to vie for the position of MP, Mwingi North Constituency in 2022 and he shall be selling his agenda to the people when the appropriate time comes.

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