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John Munyes Biography and Contacts

John Kiyonga Munyes Biography

John Munyes was born in 1966, he is a Kenyan politician. Has been elected member of Parliament for Turkana North since 1997. He has served the government as an assistant Minister, Ministry of water & irrigation, Minister of State for Special Programmes (Office of the President), Minister for Water and Irrigation, and minister of labour. He is currently the senator for Turkana County.

On September 8th 2014, John Munyes was accidentally shot by his bodyguard on his left hip after a gun was corked and hit a metal object and accidentally bounced back lodging into the senator’s left hip. The accident happened at Loarengak in Turkana North when the senator stopped to talk to Mr Nakuleu.

Education Background

An Undergraduate Student at St Francis University

Attended Lodwar High School for his ‘O Level’ and ‘A Level’

He attended Lokitaung Primary School.

Professional Background

  • Coordinator for Oxfam
  • Programme Manager at Oxfam Emergencies
  • Field Officer at Unesco

Political Background

Current Political Position

Started 11th March 2013 – Up to date: Senator for Turkana.

20th February 2013 – Upto date: Member of Ford Kenya

13th February 2013 – Upto date: Coalition Member for Reforms & Democracy

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John Munyes

Previous Political Positions

2008 – 4th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Turkana North

2008 – 4th March 2013: Minister of Labour

January 2013 – 19th February 2013: Member of Ford Kenya

2007 – January 2013: Member of Parliament for Turkana North as a member of Party of National Unity

2008: Minister of Water & Irrigation.

2006 – 2007: Minister for Special Programmes.

2003 – 2007: Member of Parliament for Turkana North

2003 – 2006: Assistant Minister of Water & Irrigation of Cabinet

John Munyes Family

He is married to Maryanne Munyes.

John Munyes Contacts


Parliament Buildings Parliament Rd.
P.O Box 41842 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Email : /
Tel: 0721-339094

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