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Crowded field as both veteran politicians and newcomers seek to unseat Incumbent in Hospital Ward.

Campaign posters barring the photos of the three main aspirants eyeing for Hospital Ward seat in the 21st April Jubilee Party primaries.
A major battle is looming for Hospital Ward's Member County Assembly seat as newcomers prepare to square it off with incumbent.

Already 21 aspirants have expressed interest in replacing MCA "JBee"Mwangi Wa Mwangi, who is defended his seat on a Jubilee Party Ticket.

Zack Mwangi's entry into the race, with his firebrand approach to issues affecting constituents in Hospital Ward, has set tongues wagging across the ward. 

The Moi Market Chairman and Deputy Organising Secretary of JAMOFOSTA welfare association will battle out with Incumbent Member of County Assembly Mwangi Wa Mwangi "JBee", (Jubilee) former nominated councilor Dunson Mburu,(Jubilee).

The three are seen, by political pundits as the front runners in the contest.

Hon. Mwangi Wa Mwangi's development record has been viewed in many quarters as lackluster compared to those who want to vie against him despite this being his first term in office, and being elected as the second youngest MCA in Kenya.

Among his milestones is being part of the architects that moved a motion on the floor of the house that saw the passing of the Kiambu County Biashara Fund into a bill. The fund which has benefitted thousands of youth, women and persons with disabilities across Hospital Ward and Kiambu County at large.

The politician who hails from Ofafa Estate, Thika is also credited to being part of the Kiambu County Assembly Education, Youth and Sports Committee that saw to it that the County Government has established a bursary fund, with each ward in the county benefitting from disbursement of bursaries. He has also lobbied for the introduction of waste management, led negotiation on reduction of house rates after the County Government imposed hefty rates and improving on street lighting and service delivery within Hospital Ward. 

His chance of serving a full five year term was almost thwarted after an attempt on his life in 2016 failed see http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/02/09/an-accident-or-assault_c1291296

He has since recovered from the grisly incident though he was rendered immobile and uses clutches to work and one part of his leg is still numb.  Hon. Mwangi Wa Mwangi also dismissed claims that he is using his current situation to seek sympathy votes.

"I have chosen to forgive those who tried to harm me, my decision to seek a second term is purely based on the desire to continue serving my people in the channel and capacity best qualified to meet their expectations.

Other candidates who have joined in the race include Anne "WaBoss" Mugetha, Paul Wanjohi Kimemia, Stephen Waturu, John Njue Njiru, among others.

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