Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has picked Absa Bank Chief Operating Officer James Njoroge Muchiri as his running mate in Nairobi Governor’s race.
James Muchiri takes the running mate position after losing in UDA primaries where he was gunning for the Nyandarua gubernatorial seat.
According to Sakaja, Njoroge will bring in vast skills and knowledge from the cooperate world which makes him the perfect choice of a running mate.
“He is willingly coming to serve the people and that is what Nairobians need in a servant. We will run the city of Nairobi professionally,” he said.
Prior to joining Absa, he has previously served as a Computer Science Lecturer at the University of Nairobi and as an Information Technology
Njoroge was also at Standard Chartered Kenya, working as a Project Manager and later served as the Director of Standard Chartered in Botswana.
At Standard Chartered, he served as the Head of Banking Service Delivery Africa.
Later he joined NIC Bank as its Director of Technology and Operations and Managing Director of the NIC Bank Tanzania
In Barclays Bank now Absa, he served as Director of Digital Banking, Customer Network Director and currently the Chief Operating Officer,
consultant at KPMG.
The two will face Jubilee’s Polycarp Igathe who will be deputised by former Kibwezi MP Philip Kaloki who is from the Kalonzo Musyoka-led Wiper Democratic Movement party.