Saturday, October 06, 2007
The Most Important Article Published In The Standard This Year
Many thanks to Proud Kikuyu Woman for drawing our attention to this fascinating article in today's East African Standard.
Leaving the professional nest for political train
By Saturday Standard Team
Until early this year, Mr Edwin Mwangi Macharia led a quiet life as an executive with the Bill Clinton Foundation.
His latest posting was as a director of the Rural Initiative for the Clinton HIV/Aids Initiative (Chai). The initiative was to develop and enable the replication of care and treatment services in rural areas.
He had served as the deputy country director for the same foundation in Tanzania where he helped develop a national care and treatment plan.
Macharia was also a member of the team that developed a similar treatment and care plan for South Africa. This is a major feat for a man who turns 30, later this year.
Macharia has now plunged into politics and faces a gigantic task as he seeks to unseat Dr Chris Murungaru as MP for Kieni constituency.
He is among a stream of young or middle-aged, highly educated and well-trained professionals leaving their careers to join politics.
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