Wakili Wilfred Nyamu has thrown his hat into the ring for Kitui senatorial seat. What is clear so far is that wakili Nyamu, through his wealth of experience and expertise; is coming out as the only credible competitor to the sitting senator.
The rest of the aspirants have been dismissed as jokers and pretenders to the throne, bereft of any leadership qualities.
A quick snippet of wakili Nyamu’s profile shows a man of wealthy experience and remarkable skills that will leave his fellow aspirants sweating in confusion.
In November 1998, Nyamu Joined Labour Insight Centre – a project of the Centre for Law and Research International (CLARION) as a Legal/Dispute officer. His duties here included provision of legal aid to the workers and trade unions across the country.
August 2000 – He was employed at Labour Awareness and Resource Centre, an NGO engaged in legal aid, civic education on workers’ rights and trade union democracy. He was the programme officer cum legal and deputy executive director.
- He was deputy to the executive director
He was the overall head of programmes at the organization
He headed the legal department.
He was involved in training workers and trade union officials and the members on both workers’ rights and trade union democracy.
He was also involved in Litigation on employee cases on probono basis as well as offering legal aid to wokers.
He was also tasked with fundraising for the for the organization.
Further he was engaged in drawing of draft collective bargaining agreement to guide trade unions during negotiations.
January 2003 – He became a partner at Nyamu and Nyamu Company Advocates in Nairobi.
His nature of work is on litigation, attending to clients, research and drawing conveyance documents and pleadings which he has done with utmost satisfaction.
1999 – Joined Centre for Law and Research International (CLARION) as a member.
2000 – Appointed member of the Board of Directors at Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRCE and elected as the chairperson.
September 2001 – Appointed member of the core team of Trainer of Trainers at the Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) during the first National Civic Education programme in Kenya.
October 2005 – Joined UNDP as a consultant during the training of civic education on the referendum.
December 2006 – Appointed board member at Labour Awareness and Resource Centre (LARC) where he was elected the treasurer.
July 2007 – Appointed board member at Women Research Centre and Development Institute (WRCDI), Nairobi.
July 2008 – Appointed by His Excellency (former) retired president Mwai Kibaki as counsel to the commission of inquiry into the sale of Grand Regency Hotel headed by Hon Justice (retd) Majid Cocker.
May 2015 – Appointed member to the taskforce on review of the Kenya Information and Communications Act (broadcasting Regulations 2010)
November 2015 – Appointed member and chairman of the Board of Management, Tseikuru Technical Training Institute.
Other recent big assignments Wakili Nyamu has handled include;
Representing Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Makueni county executive during the hearings in the Justice Nyaoga led commission to dissolve the county government.
Representing Embu governor Martin Wambora during his endless tussles with the county assembly that sought to impeach him
Representing Machakos governor Alfred Mutua and his party; Maendeleo Chap Chap during a petition filed by Wavinya Ndeti
This wealth of experience is unrivalled and this is the reason why Kitui County cannot wait to elect Wakili Nyamu as a senator.