The big story in town today is Musalia Mudavadi for the obvious reasons.
Well, away from the speech he made at Bomas of Kenya where he was endorsed as the Amani National Congress (ANC), his wife Tessie, and their three children Moses, Michael and Maryanne were part of the highlight.
And it was Maryanne, the otherwise eloquent and beautiful daughter who got the crowd elated with her speech.
“Good morning dad, the next president of Kenya,” Maryann Mudavadi endearingly said when she got onto the podium, looking over her shoulder at her father, and aspiring Amani National Congress (ANC) presidential candidate, Musalia Mudavadi.
Introducing her father to a round of applause at his ‘Earthquake Announcement’, she listed the various roles her father has played over the years beginning in 1989 under President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, as Sabatia MP, Minister of Supplies and Marketing, Minister of Finance, Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Information, Transportation and Communication.
She also mentioned that he served as the seventh Vice President of Kenya and as Deputy Prime Minister under President Mwai Kibaki.
“We can see that he is clearly a strong, tried, experienced, very prominent figure in Kenyan politics. My dad is a champion for change for all Kenyans regardless of their age, their gender, their ethnicity and their class,” she said.
She added that he was an inspiration to both old and young leaders and a role model to many.
“Considering all the sacrifices my dad has made for this country due to his extremely selfless nature, kind heart and integrity, I stand here very proud to say that this is my dad,” she said.
Maryann is a recruiter at the Co-operative Bank of Kenya, a position she is listed as having acquired in January this year. Before that, she was an intern at CPF Financial Services Ltd from March 2021 to January. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management/ Personnel Administration and a Bachelor’s in Psychology, both from the University of Sussex, UK.