By Amunga Peter
Speaking on Egessa FM, the ANC party leader H.E. Musalia Mudavadi, named a youngman from Kisii as a fearless, loyal upcoming national leader. He singled out Nathaniel Mong’are as his soldier in Kisii region. So who exactly is Nathaniel?
Mong’are was born in Kisii land. He attended Kericho High School before Joining Moi University to pursue BSc. In Strategic Management. He then joined University of Nairobi for postgraduate degree in Project Planning & Management.
While in Moi University, Mong’are was a key factor when it came to leadership. His name was a decisive factor for three elections. He showed resilience and audacity in his leadership. He made Moi University Student Organization (MUSO) a live, he protected the rights of comrades even at difficult times. He didn’t organize riots instead he opted for ideas that could easily convince the management.
Nathaniel has a visible, youthful appeal that is enticing in the political spectrum that banks on the youthful majority of voters. His issue-based approach resonates with the ANC party leader’s character while his charismatic public persona in electrifying crowds is a much needed addition to ANC and is a fresh departure from many of ANC national leaders who prefer boardroom leadership and who many perceive as armchair political analysts. This may explain why it has taken long for ANC to get a replacement of Barack Muluka as SG of the party. The party has majority of their leaders being the classy, office loving and hangons who only wait for Musalia’s beck and call. Mong’are comes out as an exact opposite. And that could be the reason why the party leader singled him out on the radio show.
Nathaniel Mong’are also brings to Musalia Mudavadi ability for him to do the national balancing act. Owing to his Kisii background Nathaniel removes the Luhya tag from the party. All politics being local, being Kisii regional point man may be a grounding tool for Mudavadi to reap from the Gusii region which has significant numbers, going by the recent census statistics.
Nathaniel has been a key instrument in ANC party, he has been a key person representing the party leader in various events and especially on Radio and TV shows. He is zealous when it comes to the party, he loves the party and has been a great defendant of Musalia Mudavadi, the party leader.