Mutahi Kagwe Biography
Hon. Mutahi Kagwe was born in January, 1958, he is the former Minister for Information and Communications and the fifth Member of Parliament for Mukurweini Constituency.
He has had a stint at the helm of the Kenyan Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Trade, Tourism and Planning. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Nairobi, and an MBA from the United States International University (USIU) of Nairobi.
1988 → 1992 : Graduate Student of United States International University(Masters Business Administration.)
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1978 → 1981 : Undergraduate Student of University of Nairobi (B com (Insurance law and practices))
1972 → 1975 : Secondary School Studentof Kagumo High School (O level’s)
1965 → 1971 : Primary School Student of Kihate Primary School
Current Political Positions
Current Political Position
11th March 2013 – Up to date : Senator for Nyeri County
13th February 2013- Up to date : Coalition Member of Jubilee Alliance
February 2013 – Up to date : Member of National Rainbow Coalition
Previous Political Positions
2006 – 2007 :Minister of Information, Transport and Communication Cabinet
2003 – 2007 : MP for Mukurweini Constituency
2002 – 2007 : Member of National Rainbow Coalition
Ongoing : Chairman of research international East Africa and the group-managing director of Tell- em Public Relations (E.A) Ltd
1989 → 1991 : Commercial Manager of The Standard Limited
1987 → 1989 : Advertising Manager of The Standard Limited, Nairobi
He has many professional memberships including :
- The Marketing Society of Kenya,
- The Kenya Institute of Management,
- The parliamentarian network of the World Bank, and
- The commonwealth parliamentary association.
Family, Wife and Children
He is married to Mrs Ann Wanjiku Mutahi and they have four children. Kagwe, Njoroge, Nyawira and Kahumburu.
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Mutahi Kagwe joins race for Nyeri Governor after Gachagua death
Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe has declared that he will vie for Governor on a Jubilee Party ticket in this year’s election.
Mutahi Kagwe made the announcement in his office in the county on Sunday, saying his primary goal was development.
“We will begin with creating programmes such as e-health and e-agriculture,” he said.
He added that he will ensure better management of resources and create more opportunities for youths and women.
Mutahi Kagwe had hinted at vying for governor after aspirant Thuo Mathenge asked him to run for re-election and support him for county boss.
He told Thuo, who is Brade Gate Poultry Industries owner, to stop panicking as the late Governor had not been buried at the time.
Mutahi Kagwe spoke to journalists accompanied by several county leaders, days after new Governor Samuel Wamathai said he will vie for the post.
Wamathai, who was Deputy Governor, took over after Nderitu Gachagua died from pancreatic cancer on February 24.
“Gachagua and I committed ourselves to completing some programmes. That is why I am going to Nairobi to present my papers and defend the seat,” Wamathai said.
More than five aspirants have so far declared interest in the Nyeri governor seat, a race that is expected to be a battle of billionaires.
The others include former director of Vision 2030 Wahome Gakuru, industrialist Githinji Cocorico, hotelier Patrick Munene and Athi Water Services chairman Wachira Keen.