Two-time Maragua MP Peter Kamande Wambuku has been operating and distributing wine and spirit at his locality in Ciumbu village, Makuyu Murang’a county.
Kamande Wa Mbuku (Kamande of Rabbits) as he is known by his constituents was first elected to parliament in 2002 and later in 2013 where he recently lost to Wamaua.
Left with no option, the former MP resorted to selling wine and spirits in Kenol town where he would distribute to Kabati, Saba Saba, Kaharati as well as Makuyu.
The competition from well-established sellers saw him shut down his shop at Kenol town and relocated it to Ciumbu village next to his small hotel and butchery.
Several reliable sources have told K24 Digital that the MP hasn’t been doing well financially following the closure of his newly constructed school due to COVID-19.
The sources further disclosed that, unlike other parliamentarians, the former MP did not relocate to posh Nairobi environs and was always spotted in the neighbourhood.
“MP never spent a night in Nairobi as we could always spot him at Kenol on his way to his Ciumbu home, “ a source disclosed.
They claim he likes living simple and that he lost the parliamentary seat to former MP Elias Mbau in 2017, he relocated to Mombasa (Saba saba area) where he was allegedly employed as a Lorry driver.
It’s reported that Maragua tycoons who weren’t happy with Mbau’s leadership asked him to vie and successfully sponsored his campaign in 2013 but in 2017, the MP wasn’t lucky as he was floored during Jubilee nominations.
Several political analysts from the Maragua constituency have hinted that Wambuku enjoys huge support in Makuyu, Saba Saba, and Kamahuha environs.
To rescue his political career, Wambuku has since joined hands with ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi and was appointed as ANC party leader in Murang’a County.