Youthful potential Nakuru Deputy Governor enters race

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Hon Bruce Chitalu. Photo/Courtesy

SHAKES OLD ORDER Harold Wilson once said that a week is a long time in politics. This is true as it is now clear that the political matrix in Nakuru County could change in less than a week with the entry of Susan Kihika’s possible pick for DG post Hon. Bruce Kiprotich Chtalu, a 35-year-old technopreneur turned politician from Ketituy, Kiptagich Ward in Kuresoi South Constituency.

His entry adds to a long list of retired civil servants agitating to deputize Hon Susan Kihika. Among them retired principal of Sotiki Secondary School Mr David Kones, retired Olenguruone Secondary principal Mr David Rotich well known as Kisanana and retired Cheptuench Secondary teacher Dr Richard Sigilai.

Bruce Chtalu is an astute professional with more than 14 years of experience in public service. He is a very secretive and calculative young man, word going round has it that he is keen on riding on his popularity having run for Kuresoi South parliamentary seat in 2017. When he lost, DP Ruto asked him to back Jubilee candidate and wait for greener pastures in 2022.


Efforts to reach him for comment on his recent move were futile as our calls went unanswered. However, those who know him say if it is true that he will be picked by SUSAN Kihika, then the current Governor should prepare to hand over notes.

Born and bred in Kuresoi South, is said to be finalizing his PhD at Kenyatta University. According to online information available, Bruce has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Nairobi and is an MA graduate in Security Studies from Kenyatta University. He attended Moi Amalo Secondary School in Kuresoi South prior to joining the University of Nairobi. Bruce is a staunch Adventist and strict sabbath observer.

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