George Natembeya

Outgoing Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya (right) speaks to journalists in Nakuru on January 12, 2022. He has resigned to view for the Trans Nzoia governor's seat.

| Richard Maosi | Nation Media Group

Natembeya and his encounter with Michuki over ‘Chinese goodies’

What you need to know:

  • Mr Natembeya is keen on capturing the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat, which is being vacated by Mr Christopher Situma Khaemba.
  • In 2005, Mr Natembeya caught the eye of then Interior Minister in Mwai Kibaki’s administration, the equally no-nonsense John Michuki.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya’s announcement on Wednesday that he had resigned at 51 years to venture into elective politics left a senior security officer in Murang’a stunned.

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