tui Governor H.E Charity Ngilu is a real selfless leader who has stood staunchly in the test of times as far as politics in the Republic of Kenya are concerned.
In 1997, Ngilu whom many in the country and beyond nicknamed Masaa Mbele by then gave an opportune shot at the coveted house on the hill, I mean State House. She broke history as the 1st woman in the country to vie for the presidency.
In 2002, the go-getter development conscious philanthropist together with NASA brigadier Raila Odinga, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Moody Awori, the late Kijana Wamalwa, and George Saitoti forfeited the top seat contest and supported former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki who won against a leader who had ruled the country for 24 years, Toroitich Arap Moi, a leader many alleged to be a dictator. It was for the first time my eyes witnessed a political lion being cornered by several men and a woman, Charity Ngilu.
Her non-egocentric leadership frontier was again witnessed in 2007 when she whole-heatedly rallied behind Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga to eject an economist Mwai Kibaki they had trusted in 2002 out of Harambee House. Unfortunately the ODM captain lost to the brilliant Makelele University alumni.
In 2013, the highly treasured national politics luminary Ngilu pulled all her political support behind the son of the first President Jomo Kenyatta, Uhuru who won with an overwhelming majority. Ngilu was nominated the Minister of Lands but later dismissed after her political fall out with the regime, which she consistently termed, a “government of thieves”
During the last General Elections that were held precisely on August 8, 2017, Ngilu again twisted her political cards and supported Raila Odinga who lost to President Uhuru but was sworn in as the People’s President after a high voltage disputed election results. Glory be to God, a handshake is working.