Vice-Chairperson of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Wambui Nyutu has withdrawn her name from being considered as a replacement for the Senate seat left vacant by the fallen nominated Senator Victor Prengei.
The 30-year-old lawyer on Wednesday, August 25, explained that she would not be pursuing the nomination since she is content serving at the NCIC where she is also making a difference.
Further, Nyutu maintained that she was keen on serving Kenyans in Parliament and when the time comes she would make her plans public.
“I am the serving Vice Chairperson of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC). A position that I hold dear and that which, even in the good Book of our Lord, comes with a promise,” Nyutu stated.
In the meantime, Nyutu urged Jubilee Party to nominate a young person who has shown dedication and character to take up the responsibility of serving Kenyans.
“It is and has been my desire to represent my fellow Kenyans in Parliament someday and when the time comes, I shall be keen to make it known
“In the spirit of empowering our talented and zealous youth, I beseech Jubilee party to offer the position to a deserving Youth who has demonstrated exemplar character and vibrance to serve the country and its people,” the NCIC vice chairperson announced.
If the youthful millionaire were to take up the role in the Senate, she would have had to resign from her role as NCIC commissioner to avoid conflict of interest.
Nyutu and Prengei were the only names submitted by the Jubilee Party to represent the youth in the Senate which meant she was likely to be the successor.
The IEBC picks the next name from the party lists which are submitted before a General Election in the event of expulsion or unfortunate circumstances such as death and incapacitation.
The list is submitted before each General Election but the party may be allowed to give a fresh name if it exhausts the names in the list.
The development would mean that the IEBC will likely allow Jubilee Party to make fresh nominations for another youth to serve the remainder of Prengei’s term.