Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe’s son Davidson Gatuhi Wakairu will venture fully into the world of politics, should Jubilee Party secure a majority seat in the Nairobi County Assembly.
According to the final list of nominees published by TBEN Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Thursday, July 28, Wakairu was among the names forwarded for consideration as MCA nominees.
He was nominated along with Anab Jow Dinale, Charles Nderitu Gichangi, Mercy Njeri Onsando, Billy Arocho Orunga and Nelly Nyambura Jennifer Njoroge.
According to the party list, 30-year-old Wakairu could join the meeting to represent the youth, a marginalized political group.
David Murathe (right) and his son Davidson Wakairu Gatuhi.
For years, Wakairu, who is popularly known as Bragga, has doubled his political ambitions by involving the country’s youth through various projects.
In 2016, he founded a youth group known as Vijana Amkeni in 2016, a non-governmental organization (NGO) empowering youth across the country.
The organization prides itself on making them politically, socially and economically stronger, while also working on a sustainable environment.
“I saw the need to start a movement that brings young people together to express problems and be involved in national affairs. We use social media to mobilize each other,” he noted in a 2019 interview.
Since 2017, Wakairu has also maintained a close relationship with Jubilee Party insiders, including Johnson Sakaja who later joined Kenya Kwanza and is now competing for the city’s governor seat.
In 2018, he accompanied Sakaja, who served as Nairobi County Senate, to the launch of the State of The Youth Report.
The organization also counsels youth on health and mental well-being, a matter he took up after he saw suicide rates on the rise in Kenya.
Murathe’s son is the chairman of an NGO called Davidson Wakairu Gatuhi (DWG) Holdings and DWG Wines, companies that market and promote wines.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Advertising from the Marbella International University Center in Spain.
As part of environmental conservation, his NGO planted 250,000 trees in several provinces in Kenya and aims to plant 47,000,000 trees in Kenya by 2022.
Davidson Wakiru Gatuhi with a friend in Spain (left) and at home in Central Kenya (right)