G G Kariuki Biography
G G Kariuki (Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki) is a Kenyan politician and currently the senator for Laikipia county. He is a member of The National Alliance party and a coalition member of Jubilee Alliance. Since his election in 1963, he has served as a member of Parliament for 20 uninterrupted years.
He served as minister of Lands and Settlement from June 20 to February 25, 1982 (by then it was called Lands, Settlement and Physical Planning Ministry).G.G. actively participated in Kenya’s political development as far back as 1952 when at 15, he took an oath pledging his allegiance to the unity of the Gikuyu, to liberate the country from colonialists.
G G Kariuki Education Background
Upto 2016 : PhD in International Relations, the University of Nairobi.
Masters Degree in International Studies.
1959 he enrolled for Diploma in Health Sciences
1985 enrolled as a student of the Institute of Administrative Accountant (Certificate of membership )
G G Kariuki Political Career
G G Kariuki contributed in formation of the Kenya African National Union in May 1960 and was elected chairman of Laikipia branch. Upon attaining independence in 1963, G G Kariuki was elected a member of parliament for the area and when he successfully defended the seat in the 1969 general elections, he was appointed Assistant Minister for Lands, Settlement and Physical Planning.
After the death of Jomo Kenyatta in 1978, he was appointed a minister in the ofﬁce of the President, in charge of Internal Security and Provincial Administration, and later transferred to his former Ministry of Lands, Settlement and Physical Planning.
G G Kariuki will be remembered for the role he played in the settlement of the landless in Laikipia which was previously part of the white highlands. He formed a land buying company, Laikipia West Farmers Company, which was instrumental in settling thousands of small scale farmers in Laikipia.
In 1966, touched by the plight of the landlessness in the country,G.G had tried to influence policy by introducing a motion in Parliament which sought to establish a policy that no land for settlement would cost more than 10 per acre. This motion led to the formation of an inquiry to investigate and recommend to the government the price of land for settlement.
Though he had also proposed that the government compulsorily acquire all land owned by foreigners to be used for settling the landless, this never came to be as the government favoured the policy of willing buyer willing seller.
G G Kariuki Political Position
Current political position
Started 11th March 2013 : Senator for Laikipia county
Started 13th February 2013 : Coalition Member of Jubilee Alliance
Started 8th February 2013: Member of The National Alliance (TNA)
Previous Political Position
From 8th February 2013 – Up to4th March 2013 : Aspirant Senator for Laikipia county
From2002 – Up to2007 : Member of Parliament for Laikipia West
From 1993 – Up to 1997 : Nominated Member of Parliament
From 1982 – Up to 1983 : Minister of Lands and Settlement
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From1979 – Up to 1982 : Minister of State for Internal Security and Provincial Administration
From 1972 – Up to 1978 : Assistant Minister of Lands
From 1963 – Up to 1983 : Member of Parliament for Laikipia West
From 1960 – Up to 1997 : Founder Member of Kenya African National Union
From 1960 – Up to 1997 : Member of Kenya African National Union
G G Kariuki Membership
1993 → 2000 : Chair of Betting Control and Licensing Board
1968 → 1979 : Chair of Betting Control and Licensing Board
Started 1952 : Member of Revolutionary Council-Pre-Independence Movement (Mau-Mau)
G G Kariuki Family
Details about his family will be updated soon…
G G Kariuki Contacts
Address : P.O. Box 57105 Nairobi, Kenya
Email : email@example.com
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G G Kariuki News
Laikipia Senator G G Kariuki, stunned mourners during a recent burial in Laikipia when he compared his limping walk to a man suffering from syphilis.
Speaking in Marina area in Ngobit, the 77-year-old said: “Najua mnashindwa kwa nini huyu mzee anatembea kama ako na ile kitu tunaita kaswende” (I know you are wondering why this old man is walking like a man suffering from syphilis),” he said making some elderly women to cover their mouths.
“Lakini hii imeletwa na ile sport mimi hupenda na yenye imenifanya niishi hii maisha yote (the is a result of my love for martial arts, a sport which has made it possible for me to live this long),” he explained during the burial of former Laikipia County Assembly Majority Leader Ephraim Mwangi Kamakia.
G G Kariuki, who recently graduated with a PhD in International Relations from the University of Nairobi, credited his love for martial arts for his long life.
“It is my life and if I stop engaging in martial arts, I will certainly be looking forward to my burial,” he said, adding that, “Even if I am limping and leaders behind me gang up and attempt to attack, you will be shocked by what will happen to them,” he added.
The oldest Senator in Kenya said he pursued his doctorate to prove to the youth that “it can be done.”
“I am showing you that everything is possible and at any time,” he said.
In 2001, GG published his thinly fleshed autobiography, Illusion of Power: Reflections on Fifty Years in Kenyan Politics, about his time as MP for Laikipia and Laikipia West during the regimes of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi, during which he served as MP for 20 uninterrupted years after independence in 1963.
Source : Standard Digital