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Makueni needs Kethi Kilonzo’s political comeback

paul mukana
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Lawyer Kethi Kilonzo. [Source/Kethi D. Kilonzo (@finclegal) |Twitter]

With the wealth of experience in the legal field and the level of prominence attached to her name, Kethi Kilonzo is a figure that still has the ability to shine in Makueni politics.

Kethi’s fame was greatly uplifted by her brilliant involvement in the 2013 presidential election petition at the Supreme Court.

She bravely stood in court to dismiss President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory in the March 4, 2013 elections.

Despite her professional approach accompanied by other prominent lawyers, they lost the petition.

Kethi captured the attention and admiration of Kenyans pertaining to how she strongly represented NGO Africog in a petition challenging the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

However, that was a platform that made everybody know Kethi. She has the ability to articulate development matters, stand in gaps at times of need and foster gender equality in society.

Her articulate arguments left legal heavyweights, some ranked in her father Mutula Kilonzo’s class, marveling in the Supreme Courtroom.

After the demise of her father Mutula Kilonzo Senior who was Makueni Senator in 2014, Kethi got the Wiper party’s ticket to defend her father’s seat.

Her decision to succeed her father met many obstacles in the beginning, with her stepmother Nduku Kilonzo also showing interest.

The response from the Makueni electorate was largely favoring the outspoken young lawyer. It was clear she was going to grab the seat by a large margin.

It was unfortunate when Kethi was locked out of the race after IEBC confirmed  that she was not a registered voter. By now, Kethi must have registered as a voter and posses all the requirements to vie for any electoral seat in the country.

She has the ability to grab Parliamentary, Senatorial or Woman Representative seats, among others in Makueni County.

The reason why she really has to make a political comeback in Makueni is merely attributed to her excellent oratory skills and fearless nature of tackling important matters.

Besides, her comeback in politics would be a huge motivation to women.

Women would get the courage, zeal and attitude to go out there and fight for positions.

The 39-year-old lawyer and accountant is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (UoN).

She has handled major cases, including a case involving retired President Daniel Moi.

Kethi also holds a Masters Degree in Public Finance at the University of Nairobi.

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