Murang’a Women Representative Sabina Wanjiru Chege is among the top women politicians to watch in Mt Kenya ahead of the 2022 polls.
Chege, who is serving her second term, is among the vocal legislators in Mt Kenya region.
The Murang’a MP is also being ranked among the most beautiful female legislators in the country.
Political pundits opine that Chege will have big say in the 2022 Mt Kenya succession politics.
Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know about the sassy Murang’a women representative.
Chege was born in 1972 in Murang’a County.
She attended Kinyona Primary School before proceeding to Mugori Girls High School for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), where she sat her final exams in 2000.
Sabina Chege holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Studies from the University of Nairobi. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication studies.
Chege was an actress in the popular television drama series, Tausi, where she played the role of Rehema.
Sabina Chege featured in popular Benga musician John De Mathew's music album. She featured in the video ‘Njata Yakwa’ (You are my star). The video elicited speculations with claims that Chege was dating the musician.
5. Radio presenter
Between 2002 and 2005, she worked as a presenter at Kameme FM, a Kikuyu radio station. In 2005, Chege quit Kameme, and joined communication firm Space Africa as the Regional Manager. In 2007, she joined the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) where she worked as the programs controller.
She joined politics in 2013 and won the Murang’a women rep seat on a TNA ticket. In 2017, she was re-elected on a Jubilee Party ticket.
Sabina Chege is married and is a mother of three. She is also a staunch Christian.
In April, Chege was embroiled in a controversy after a middle-aged man, Benson Chacha, was arrested over allegations that he was using the MP’s name to extort money from MPs.
There were allegations that the MP had been in communication with Chacha, with a section of Kenyans claiming the two were in a relationship.
The MP, however, denied the allegations and distanced herself from Chacha.
With 2022 succession politics in play, there are claims that the MP could vie for the Murang’a governor seat.