MP John ‘KJ’ Kiarie Mourns Father

MP John ‘KJ’ Kiarie Mourns Father

John ‘KJ’ Kiarie, a member of parliament for Dagoretti South, is grieving the passing of his father David Waweru Ng’ethe, a former Kandara MP and three-time unsuccessful presidential candidate.

The death of Mr. Kiarie’s father was revealed in a sad tweet that began, “The Lion had rested.”

MP John ‘KJ’ Kiarie Mourns Father

“The Lion has taken a nap. Very late at night… A tenacious dark cancer dealt a final fatal blow as the late afternoon sun at 3 o’clock struggled for dominance in the heavens with the cloud. The finality of death is unbelievable, he wrote.

The MP continued by adding a scripture from the Bible before elaborating on the strange anguish of losing a loved one.


“Grief pierces right through you. Acts 13:36,” he wrote.


KJ included a black and white image of his father when he was younger along with the news.


David Waweru Ng’ethe, Kiarie’s father, was a former member of parliament (MP) representing Murang’a’s Kandara Constituency.


After the court overturned the late George Ndung’u Mwicigi’s election victory in 1981, Mr. Ng’ethe entered politics.


He would hold office until 1983, when he was overthrown by Mwicigi, a political rival.


Ng’ethe was a clever politician who would eventually become the fourth Kandara MP since the region’s founding in 1963.

The same constituency that was formerly represented by renowned independence fighter and veteran of the Mau Mau Bildad Kaggia will pass to Ng’ethe.


Ng’ethe attempted to run for president in the 1997 general elections on behalf of the Chama Cha Umma Party, but in a crowded field of 15 contenders, he finished last.


The tireless politician was back at it in 2002, but he still managed to fare very poorly in a closely contested race.


Ng’ethe entered the race once more in the contentious 2007 elections. He only succeeded in defeating former soldier Nixon Kukubo this time.


KJ described his father as a strict disciplinarian who always adhered to the proverbial biblical maxim, “spare the rod, spoil the child,” while speaking in a previous interview.


Kj Kiarie Mourns Father



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