The originator of the Thika-based macadamia processor Jungle Nuts has secured the town’s MP situate, denoting a fruitful move from business to legislative issues.
Mr Patrick Wainaina, who fills in as the organization’s CEO, gathered 58,286 votes in Tuesday’s decisions, flooring the officeholder, Jubilee’s Alice Ng’ang’a, who got 50,115 votes.
Mr Wainaina, who won Natinal Media Group’s main 100 average sized organizations overview in 2011 was competing for the parliamentary seat as an autonomous hopeful after he neglected to secure the Jubilee ticket in the primaries.
Wilderness Nuts, which Mr Wainaina framed in the wake of leaving from Kenya Nuts, forms cashew nuts and macadamia sourced from little scale agriculturists in Kiambu, Muran’ga, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Meru, Kitale, Bungoma and Taita.
The firm fares its items, including macadamia oil, to China, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Mr Wainaina has as of late broadened into different divisions by setting up new backups.
Wilderness Nuts now claims Jungle Housing, which has an enthusiasm for land, focusing on low-pay workers while Jungle Energy bargains in the make of both wooden and solid posts.
The organization not long ago wandered into the produce of sleeping cushions and pads utilizing plastic waste.
The firm delivers 600 sleeping pads and 300 pads day by day at its Thika plant.
Mr Wainaina’s win is a vexed for the Jubilee party since Thika is in Kiambu, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s home district.
Mr Kenyatta and his agent William Ruto have lately battled overwhelmingly for Ms Ng’ang’a.
Mr Wainaina lost the Jubilee party ticket to Ms Ng’ang’a by 1,149 votes after she secured 15,880 votes against his 14,731 votes in the gathering primaries.
He didn’t acknowledge annihilation and blamed the MP for apparatus him out. He selected to challenge as a free competitor.