Dick Wathika

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Dick Mwangi Wathika (20 October 1973 – 19 December 2015) was a Kenyan politician who served as mayor of Nairobi. He was elected in July 2004, and was re-elected in 2006.

He vied successfully for the Makadara Constituency parliamentary seat in the 2007 Kenyan parliamentary elections, on a Party of National Unity ticket.

Wathika's 2007 election to Nairobi's Makadara Constituency was annulled on 30 April 2010. The judgment was delivered by Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal, who said the electoral process was marred by irregularities. Lady Justice Rawal told a packed court that Mr Wathika was not validly elected, but said that she would issue a ruling in the afternoon on whether to stay the judgment before giving the parliamentary Speaker a certificate nullifying the MP's election.[1][2]

The by-election was held on 20 September 2010. He failed to retain the seat, as the poll was won by Gideon Mbuvi Kioko of NARC-Kenya followed by Reuben Ndolo of ODM, while Wathika was left third.[3]

Dick Wathika contested unsuccessfully for the Mukurwe-ini Parliamentary Seat in the 2013 general elections. He died on 19 December 2015 for as of yet undetermined cause after having gone to the hospital.[4]


  1. ^ Updated Sunday, 2 May 2010 at 00:00 GMT+3 (2010-05-02). "Standard Digital News : Poll rot: Shock of outright theft". Standardmedia.co.ke. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Kenya court sends fifth MP home – News". nation.co.ke. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  3. ^ Daily Nation, 20 September 2010: PNU trounced in Juja as ODM wins Starehe
  4. ^ Former Nairobi Mayor Dick Wathika dies, Citizen Digital, December 19, 2015

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