Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi also serves as the Senate Majority Whip, a position he was elected to in February 2021.
He replaced Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata who was ousted after a Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting.
According to Standing Order No 2, the Majority Whip is expected to ensure Jubilee Senators attend to House business, particularly when there is the contentious business to be transacted, with a view to ensuring that each party’s policy stance/agenda is passed; select senators from their respective parties to serve in various committees and enforce party discipline among senators as well as disciplining errant members.
Kimani Wamatagi Paul biography in brief
|Full Name:||Kimani Wamatangi|
|Born:||6 August 1965 (age 56 years)|
|Place of birth:||Kenya|
|Education:||St. Pauls University (2012-2013)
Bombay University (1980-1989)
Tred. P. College (1983-1984)
Nyandarua High School (1978-1982)
Kibiku Primary School (1972–1978)
|Race • Ethnicity:||Black • African Kikuyu tribe|
|Net worth:||Ksh 5000000 – Ksh 10000000|
|Source of wealth:||Politician, Businessman|
Kimani Wamatangi career
In 2019, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanity in recognition and appreciation of service rendered to communities in an effort to alleviate poverty and improve livelihoods through Wamatangi Foundation,
He is a businessman and Founder member and former vice-chair Auto-bazaar Association of Kenya (AAK)
Wamatangi holds a Masters in Business Administration as well as Diploma in Leadership and Corporate Governance
As a senator he has served in the following senate committees, Transport and Infrastructure Committee-chairman, County Public Accounts Committee -Vice-Chair, Finance, Commerce and Budget- Member, The Powers and Privileges Committee-Member, The liaison committee-Member
Among other achievements in the senate is the coming up with the “Assumption of Office of Governor bill” that later became an act of parliament which provides for an orderly transition from an outgoing governor to the incoming one.
Kimani Wamatangi served as the Senator for Kiambu County and started to carry out his senatorial responsibilities on 10 March 2013. He became a Coalition Member of the Jubilee Alliance Party on 13 February 2013. On 8 February 2013, he became a member of The National Alliance (TNA). He was an Aspirant Senator for Kiambu of Republic of Kenya and started on 8 February 2013.
Former Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi is the new governor-elect in the county after he trounced six opponents in a landslide victory in the just concluded August 9th General Election.
Wamatangi’s victory was officially announced on Saturday night by Kiambu County IEBC Returning Officer Arnold Muturi.
Wamatangi, who was running on a UDA party ticket garnered 348,371 votes flooring the other candidates in the titanic battle involving political bigwigs from the region among them two former governors.
Among those in the race included Mwende Gatabaki, former governors William Kabogo (TWP) and the outgoing James Nyoro (Jubilee), MP Moses Kuria (CCK), Juliet Kimemia (KANU) as well as Thika Town ex-MP Patrick Wainaina ‘Wa Jungle'(Independent).
Speaking after receiving the nomination certificate, Wamatangi appreciated the electorates for giving him the chance to lead the second richest county in the nation.
“It has been an exceptional journey… The reason why we ran is that we wanted to make real change, the wish and desire that the county can start to see new leadership. Our focus is unchanged,” he stated. “We will be walking with tools to change this county.”
Career outside politics
He was the Chief Executive Officer of King Group Limited (2010 – 2012). He served as Managing Director of Auto Bass Limited (2004 – 2012).
From 2008, he worked as Director at Total Assurance until 2012. During the same time, he worked as Director of Kings Construction (2008 – 2012).
In 2010, he became the Director of Apex Security and worked until 2012. He was also the Director of Lub Plus Trading (2009 – 2012).
Kimani Wamatangi wife tribe
Kimani Wamatangi is married to a certified fashion designer Dorothy Jepkirui. His beautiful wife is a Kalenjin woman. He is proud to reveal his beautiful wife and they’ve appeared together in notable events like campaigns among others.