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Isaac Mwaura credits Lupita for introducing him to ‘father figure’ Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o

Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura has shared insights into his early encounters with prominent figures in Kenyan politics during an interview on KTN’s “Art of Living” segment.

Mwaura revealed that his introduction to Kenyan political giants began with Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o, who facilitated his first meeting with his father figure, Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.

Reflecting on the pivotal moment, Mwaura described Nyong’o as his political mentor, emphasising the significance of their connection.

“The Chief guest was my political mentor, Dr. Anyang’ Nyong’o. He held my hand to join national politics. I was introduced to him by his daughter, Lupita Nyong’o,” Mwaura recounted.

Mwaura also disclosed his involvement in Lupita’s film, “In My Genes,” where he portrayed an aspiring politician.

“Dreams are valid,” Mwaura remarked, recalling his role in the film.

“She (Lupita) wanted to do a film on albinism, and interestingly, she took me to her father at Mountain View Hotel, and the father liked me so much that he invited me to attend a high-profile meeting the following day.”

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During this meeting, Mwaura had the opportunity to interact with distinguished leaders, including opposition leader Raila Odinga, former President Uhuru Kenyatta, President William Ruto, JJ Kamotho, and others.

He said this encounter marked a significant milestone in his political journey, shaping his path in national politics.

In October 2023, President William Ruto appointed former Senator Isaac Mwaura as Government Spokesperson, a position in which he will be supported by Ms. Mwanaisha Chidzuga and Gabriel Muthuma as deputies.

Prior to this appointment, Mwaura had been nominated by President Ruto to serve as Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Office of Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.

The government spokesperson position was left vacant after Colonel (Retired) Cyrus Oguna who had served in the position from May 2019, resigned in October 2022, to take up the position of Chief of Staff for Siaya Governor James Orengo.