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Comparing Kithure Kindiki to the late super Minister John Michuki

Comparing Kithure Kindiki to the late super Minister John Michuki is a task that requires one to delve into the lives and careers of both individuals. While they may have had different political ideologies and career paths, both Kindiki and Michuki are remembered for their contributions to the political landscape of Kenya.

First, it is important to note that Kithure Kindiki is a current Kenyan politician who has held various positions within the government, including Deputy Speaker of the Senate and Cabinet Secretary for Education. On the other hand, John Michuki was a well-known politician who served as a Cabinet Minister in Kenya for many years. He is perhaps most famously remembered for his time as Minister for Transport and Communications, during which he implemented major reforms that modernized the transportation system in Kenya.

One key difference between Kindiki and Michuki is their political ideologies. Kindiki is known for being a member of the Jubilee Party, which is a center-right political party that advocates for free market policies and limited government intervention. Michuki, on the other hand, was a member of the Democratic Party, which is a center-left party that focuses on social justice and equality.

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Despite their differences in ideology, both Kindiki and Michuki are known for their commitment to public service. Kindiki has dedicated his career to improving education in Kenya, and has implemented numerous policies and initiatives aimed at increasing access to education for all citizens. Michuki, too, is remembered for his efforts to modernize and improve various sectors of the Kenyan economy, including transportation, energy, and telecommunications.

In conclusion, while Kithure Kindiki and John Michuki may have had different political ideologies, they are both remembered for their contributions to the political landscape of Kenya. Both men were committed to public service and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of their fellow citizens. Their legacies will always be remembered as they continue to inspire future generations of Kenyan leaders.

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Kithure Kindiki

Fed up with the spike of insecurity cases across the country, many questioned the professor’s capability to pacify the menace and bring the offenders to book.

Kindiki, skilled in International Law owing to his academic and professional successs, came to the limelight after his sterling representation of President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2013. The Interior CS, who served as Senator for Tharaka Nithi before the 2022 General Election, was later elevated to the interior docket in the new administration, a move that affirmed the head of state’s trust and confidence in his ability to steer the country forward.

Speaking to muranganewspaper.co.ke Security expert, George Msamali, defended the CS’s approach to addressing insecurity, asking critics not to be carried away by the professor’s smooth outlier. 

John Michuki

The late John Michuki was widely acknowledged as among the best-performing ministers in the late President Mwai Kibaki’s government.

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Michuki had a reputation for being “ruthless” in ensuring the efficient implementation of policies and procedures.

He first served as Transport Minister in 2003, where he is credited for transforming the industry by compelling all public service vehicles to strictly adhere to traffic rules and regulations.

Among the rules were wearing safety belts and the introduction of speed governors in what was commonly known as ‘Michuki Rules’.

In 2005, Kibaki appointed him Minister for Internal Security. His contentious ‘shoot-to-kill’ order to police officers attracted condemnation from Human Rights groups that cited contravention of both the Police Act and general Human Rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

Michuki is remembered for his infamous quote, ‘If you rattle a snake, be prepared to be bitten by it’. 

In 2008 after the post-election violence, he was named Minister for Roads and Public Work and later served as the Minister for Environment and National Resources until his demise on February 21, 2012.