Is Sabina Chege Mt Kenya’s Supreme leader?


From being featured in a music video, acting in local productions to the newsroom as a presenter and now a Member of Parliament, Sabina Wanjiru Chege is what many may call a go- getter.

Born 47 years ago in Kigumo, Muranga County, Sabina is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and is currently serving as Women Representative in her second term.

Sabina also chairs the Health Committee in Parliament. She got to Parliament in 2013 in a TNA ticket and would gain more prominence in the public sphere when she was voted chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Research and Technology.

A wife and mother of two, Sabina has not failed to fall on the wrong side of headlines and in 2017 she was embroiled in a controversy after a little known man Benson Chacha who was later 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.

The vocal Jubilee MP at one time tried to be a Kikuyu elder, but was strongly condemned by other elders from the community being warned of the risk of angering ancestral spirits that may strike back and cause her misery.

In Parliament, Sabina was in 2018 embroiled in a heated debate with her male counterparts after they complained of her ‘inappropriate’ dressing code.

She was given a warning by the speaker and urged to dress appropriately or risk being thrown out.
In October 2017, her parents were involved in grisly road accident which claimed her mother and left her father critically injured though he is on the road to full recovery.

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The second term MP is credited for her fierce and authoritative debates in and out of Parliament.

The Murang’a MP has also being ranked among the most beautiful female legislators in the country.

In Muranga, Sabina has traversed the county giving chicken to youth groups, tanks to over 70 public schools and giving blankets to the elderly.

Political pundits opine that Chege will have big say in the 2022 Mt Kenya succession politics.

She recently held a free surgery camp in Maragua General Hospital where over 500 patients were screened, 127 underwent successful surgeries ,12 and 3 referred to Kenyatta National Hospital and Nairobi hospital respectively.

The MP has also in the past partnered with the Ahadi Kenya Trust to help eradicate jiggers as well as afforestation calls in Muranga county.

With 2022 succession politics in play, there are claims that the MP could vie for either the Murang’a governor seat or Kigumo seat.

Others allude to Sabina entering the national politics where she could end up as a Cabinet Secretary after the 2022 polls.

She however has not made public of her political ambitions, only time will tell.


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