Governor of Machakos Alfred Mutua has abandoned the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition in favour of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, accusing Raila Odinga‘s coalition of blackmailing tiny parties. Dr. Mutua said in Nairobi that he has inked an agreement with Kenya Kwanza.
“I already have a copy unlike that for Azimio. I will transverse Kenya campaigning for William Ruto as I believe he is the best president to take Kenya forward,” he said.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader said that their agreement with Kenya Kwanza is very open and has no zoning adding: “we shall be in government one way or the other.”
Alfred Nganga Mutua is a Kenyan politician and the current governor of Machakos County. Mutua was the Kenya government spokesman before resigning in 2012 to run for the office of Machakos County Governor.
He was educated at Dagoretti High School (O level) and at Jamhuri High School (A level). He obtained his BA in Journalism from Whitworth College in the United States and his MSc in Communication from Eastern Washington University. He received his doctorate in communication and media from the University of Western Sydney in Australia.
Mutua began his career as a journalist while still in high school, publishing his first story in the daily newspapers at the age of 15. After high school, he wrote features for The Sunday Nation, Standard Newspaper and the defunct Kenya Times Newspaper. In 1989, at the age of 19, he registered his first company Golden Dreams Company and started publishing a newsletter/magazine “Golden Times.”
While in the United States for further education, he published stories for several American newspapers and started video production work, producing “An African in America” documentary in 1996. He worked for several TV stations including PBS in Seattle, Washington. He later worked for Nation Media Group as a reporter and features writer from 1997.
Later in Australia, he was published by the Sydney Morning Herald and worked as a foreign correspondent for SBS TV’s international magazine show Dateline. He travelled extensively covering major happenings in the world.
He also lectured at the University of Western Sydney, Macquarie University and several TAFE colleges in Sydney. In 2002, he was poached from Sydney and moved to The United Arab Emirates as an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media at the Prestigious Zayed University. While in the UAE – Dubai and Abu Dhabi, he also undertook research in the Middle East and traveled to Oman and Beirut, Lebanon to present papers and research on the use of media and communication for peace and development.
From 1999, he wrote a popular weekly travel feature “Msafiri” for the Friday edition of the Daily Nation Newspaper and became a contributor of opinion pieces for the Sunday Nation. In 2003, Mutua undertook consultancy work at the then Nation TV, training and assisting journalists transition to modern broadcasting standards as the station changed its name and look to NTV.
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