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Tabitha Karanja: I experienced culture shock when I first joined Senate



By Wanja Waweru

Tabitha Karanja, the Nakuru Senator has revealed that as a first-time elected leader, she experienced culture shock when she went to the Senate.

Speaking in an interview on Citizen TV’s JKLive Show, Karanja said that the Senate was a new dimension for her considering that she is from the business world.

It was a culture shock because it’s like going to a new country sitting there but with time you get used to it and join the business of the house,” she said.

The President and founder of Keroche Breweries Limited is Karanja.

The senator went on to say that she had been taken aback by the government’s support and the tools that were made available to senators as well as the National Assembly.

She said elected leaders can deliver if they want.

“When I got in I was surprised to see what the MPs and senators are given. If they want to deliver, they can deliver that I can tell you for free. The government has provided them with everything,” Karanja said.

Explaining why she entered politics and vied for a senatorial position, the business guru said it was the will of the people that pushed her.

“It was people’s request, they requested that I become their leader. At first, I had refused but later I realized if people have seen something in you, they need you to lead them, I agreed to take it up,” she said.

In the August 2022 polls, Karanja won after trouncing her nine competitors in the crowded race.

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