Is Keroche Breweries CEO and business mogul Tabitha Karanja a favorite of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga for the Nakuru senatorial seat in 2022? A force to reckon with in the corporate sector, Mrs. Karanja has her eyes trained on the seat and wants to be the first senator after Nakuru was elevated to city status.
”After doing what I have managed to do at Keroche, I feel I can add value to Nakuru county and my key area will be agribusiness because Nakuru is one of the biggest contributors to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). We’re known not to like politics but when you look at it, we are the ones always complaining.”
”The reason I want to join politics is that feel that those of us in the private sector who have done things that can be seen can come out now and apply the same leadership and management in our county,” the business mogul said.
Last week when she hosted a delegation of elders and mobilizers at her home in Naivasha, Tabitha said she has her ears on the ground and will announce what ticket she will be running on, once she is done making consultations with local and key national leaders. A message she also posted on her social media handles.
Raila Odinga is one of the key national leaders close to the Keroche boss. The two have a relationship dating back to 2008 when the ODM leader was the country’s prime minister.
Last year the ODM leader and Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui were notable politicains who lashed out at KRA over what they said were attempts by the taxman to frustrate Keroche Breweries.
The two were the only invited politicians to speak during the burial of Tecra Muigai,in Karai, Naivasha.
The battle-hardened CEO joins former Nakuru senator James Mungai, Mike Weche, Andrew Yatich, former Nakuru Level 5 Hospital medical superintendent Dr. Joseph Mburu and Daniel Kimani in the race to succeed current senator Susan Kihika who is eyeing the city’s gubernatorial seat.