Johnson Muthama

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Hon.Johnstone Muthama
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Member of the Kenyan Senate
Assumed office
28 March 2013
Constituency Machakos County
Member of the Kenyan Parliament
In office
2008–2013
Constituency Kangundo
Personal details
Born (1954-10-20) 20 October 1954 (age 62)
Kenya Colony
Nationality Kenyan
Political party WDM-K
Children Ruth Muthama, Christine Muthama, Moses Muthama, Naomi Muthama, Alice Muthama, Janet Muthama, Margaret Muthama, Patricia Muthama, Lyndah Muthama, Paul Nathan Muthama, William Muthama (JNM) Jr.
Residence Nairobi
Occupation Senator

Johnstone Nduya Muthama is a Kenyan business man and politician. He belongs to Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya and was elected to represent the Kangundo Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007.[1] currently he is the CORD Alliance chief whip in the senate.

Muthama is one of the hard stand politicians who have openly disagreed with jubilee government policies. He is affiliated to Kalonzo Musyoka, the presumed leader of kamba politics in Kenya

As of Late Kenyan journalist Felix kilonzo described Muthama as the new liberal leader of the kamba politics expressing radical views despite maintaining a stand that violence is the only solution to the political problem in the nation.

In early November 2013, Senator Muthama publicly announced that the government of Uhuru Kenyatta had withdrawn his security due to his stand over the ongoing cases in the international Criminal Court where Uhuru Kenyatta is facing trials. Muthama categorically stated that he was not going to relent from speaking the truth.Muthama has been a case of controversial on goings.

In June 2016, Senator Muthama was among Eight Kenyan politicians arrested for hateful public utterances.[2] Six of the politicians were later arraigned in court.[3] They were detained for four days in various police stations around Nairobi before reappearing in court. The charges against Senator Muthama were dropped on 28 July 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Members Of The 10th Parliament Archived 2008-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.. Parliament of Kenya. He is also a business man with interest in the precious stones industry. He owns the Muthama Gemstones Ltd. Accessed June 19, 2008.
  2. ^ "Court detains eight politicians in hate speech probe". Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  3. ^ Six politicians to face hate speech charges - Muhoro, retrieved 2016-09-28 
  4. ^ "Court drops hate speech charges against Muthama". Retrieved 2016-09-28.