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James Njiru (died June 27, 2013) was a Kenyan politician who died of Cancer in 2013.

Political Career[]

James Njiru came into politics in 1969 when he became the second Ndia MP after trouncing the then MP the late Njagi Kibuga. It was during his second term he was elevated to an assistant minister for Health. Even before this, Njiru who had become Moi’s confidant had been able to convince Kanu leadership to resort to the queue voting method in all its subsequent elections. Upon being re-elected in 1988, Njiru was appointed to the most powerful docket then, National Guidance and Political Affairs, which the Kanu regime had allegedly created at the time to tame perceived dissidents.

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