• Tallying is still ongoing for various posts.
• A notable number of under 30 Kenyans have been elected/re-elected
There are many inspiring stories that are coming out of the August 9 General elections.
From an all-women leadership in two counties, to physically challenged Kenyans being elected, Kenyans have taken to social media to congratulate them for their achievement.
Below are some of the youngest politicians in elective politics today;
1. Cynthia Muge Rotich, 29
She has been the youngest MCA in Kenya, having been elected to represent Kilibwon ward in Nandi County in 2017 as an independent. Cynthia has been at the forefront of defending gender issues in the county assembly.
Her faithful followers have praised her for her diligent work in the community.
2. Kamau Thuo 26
The youngest Member of the Nairobi County Assembly (MCA), fits this definition well.
The 26-year-old told Standard media his first days at the assembly were difficult as some colleagues often dismissed him because of his age but he never lost focus.
Thuo was said to have taken a loan to buy his first suit after being elected.
3. Tatyana Mumbi 23
Kilimani Ward MCA Tatyanna Mumbi is 23 and aims to tackle environmental health, economic empowerment plus education.
Tatyanna took to her Twitter to announce her major win writing,
"The youngest MCA Candidate in Nairobi County. I’m grateful to God for having reached this far. Share to inspire fellow youths that with determination anything is possible. ✊🏽"
According to her bio, Tatyanna is a Sports enthusiast and a Conservationist. Back in April, she wrote about her political ambitions
"All I want to say is when it is deep in your heart to do something, GO FOR IT. You may not have the resources, you may feel like others have an upper hand, you may…; but don’t let that stop you.START! People will see your genuineness and passion and help you however they can."
4. John Paul Mwirigi, 28
John Paul Mwirigi, is the Member of Parliament for Igembe South Constituency, Meru County, in the Kenya National Assembly. He was elected in August 2017 at the age of 23 years, the youngest ever Kenyan member of parliament.
He has been re-elected in 2022. Taking to Twitter he wrote,
"This was not my win but the win of the will of the people. The fact that you came out in droves to celebrate our win is enough proof of the trust you've in me. I will do my best to serve you. May God bless Igembe South. 9"
5. Linet Toto, 24
She was elected to be the Bomet woman rep. Toto has been feted for achieving a lot as a young leader. Linet thanked voters writing,
"We have WON! Thank you very much to the Residents of Bomet for giving me the mandate to contest for Women Rep seat on UDA ticket. I am a testimony to God's greatness. God bless you. I love you. Kongoi"