Kembi Gitura Biography
Kembi Gitura (James Kembi Gitura) is a Kenyan politician who was born in 1953. He is the senator for Muranga county and the Deputy Speaker of the Kenyan Senate.
Kembi Gitura represented the Kiharu Constituency in the Kenyan Parliament from 2003 to 2007. Subsequently he was appointed as the Kenyan Ambassador to Belgium, serving from 2009 until his resignation in 2012 in order to stand for election in the Senate.
After winning a seat in the Senate, Gitura was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Senate on 28 March 2013. He received 39 votes.
Kembi Gitura Profile – Education Background
1974 – 1977 : Undergraduate student at The University of Nairobi (Degree in law)
Secondary school student at Nyeri High School, A Level
Secondary school student at Muranga High School, O Levels.
Primary school student at AC Forthall Primary School in Muranga Town (renamed to Mbiri Primary School)
Kembi Gitura Profile – Political Career
Current Political Position
Started 28th March 2013 : Deputy Speaker of the Senate
Started 11th March 2013 : Senator for Murang’a county under TNA Party of Jubilee Coalition.
Started 13th February 2013 : Coalition Member of Jubilee Alliance
Started January 2013 : Member for Murang’a of The National Alliance (TNA)
Started 2008 : Ambassador, Belguim and European Union in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Previous Political Positions
2006 → 2007 : Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs
2002 → 2007 : Member for Kiharu of National Rainbow Coalition
2006 → 2006 : Assistant Minister of Agriculture.
2003 → 2007 : Member of Parliament for Kiharu under the NARC Party
Kembi Gitura – Professional Career
Kembi Gitura opened his Law firm Kembi-Gitura & Co Advocates.
Kembi Gitura Family Wife and Children
Kembi Gitura is married with three grown up children. However he was embroiled in a legal battle from a paternity case filed in the court against him by one Roy Kiarie who wanted to be accepted as one of Kembi’s sons.
Roy had requested for a DNA test to be done to ascertain that Kembi was indeed his biological father. Justice David Majanja dismissed the application in 2013. Kembi filed an objection to Roy Kiarie’s constitutional application seeking orders to compel the senator to accept him as his son.
Kembi argued that Roy was an adult, 41 years as at 2013, and had his own life to live.
Kiarie alleges that the Senator had a relationship with his mother Rachel Njeri Kiarie resulting in his birth.
Kembi Gitura Age
Kembi Gitura is 63 years as at 2016.
Address: P.O. Box 45834-00100, Nairobi, Kenya