Mutava Musyimi Biography
Mutava Musyimi was born in 1952 in Riakanau village, Embu county. He is a Kenyan politician and the member of parliament for Mbeere South constituency. He is a member of The National Alliance and a coalition member of Jubilee Alliance.
Mutava Musyimi Education Background
In 1989 he enrolled for Master of Theology at Trinity Divinity School, Illinois
1979 : Joined University of London , Bachelor of Divinity.
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1972 – 1975 : undergraduate student of University of Nairobi pursuing Bachelor of Education (English).
1971 : Completed ‘A – Level’ education at Kangaru School, Embu
1959 – 1965 : Primary School Student at Riakanau Primary School.
Mutava Musyimi Political Career
Current Political Position
10th March 2013 – Up to date : Member of Parliament for Mbeere South constituency.
13th February 2013 – Up to date : Coalition Member of Jubilee Alliance
Started 14th January 2013 : Member of The National Alliance (TNA)
Previous Political Positions
June 2011 – 12th October 2012 : Aspirant President of REPUBLIC OF KENYA
2008 – January 2013 : Member of Justice and Legal Affairs
2008 – 4th March 2013 : Member of Parliament for Gachoka
2007 – 14th January 2013 : Member of Party of National Unity
Mutava Musyimi Job History
2004 – 2007 : he was the Chairman of National Anti-Corruption Steering Committee in Kenya.
1997 – 2007 : he was the Chairman of Ufungamano Initiative for Constitution of Kenya Review.
1993 – 2007 : he was the Secretary General of National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)
1979 – 1993 : he was a pastor at Nairobi Baptist Church Ngong road.
1975 – 1976 : he worked as a trainee teacher at Daystar University, Kenya.
1972 : Started working at Barclays Bank of Kenya in 1972 as a Trainee.
Mutava Musyimi Committee Membership
Started April 2013 : Chairman of Budget and Appropriations Committee
Started 2013 : Member of Departmental Committee on Lands and Natural Resources
Started 2013 : Member of Liaison Committee
2008 – January 2013 : Member of Justice & Legal Affairs Committee
2008 – January 2013 : Member of Departmental Committee on Lands and Natural Resources
2004 – 2007 : chair of National Anti-Corruption Steering Committee
Mutava Musyimi Family
Mutava Musyimi parents were Tabitha Kisilu and veteran politician Stephen Kisilu (both deceased). He is the third born of eight children
He married his wife Nyambura Musyimi on February 4th, 1984 and later had two children; a daughter, Mueni-Nyokabi a lawyer and theology teacher and a son, Syano a PhD candidate.
It was during his tenure at Nairobi Baptist Church that he came to the limelight as he spoke openly against the excesses of the Moi era. He later said, ‘…it is at Nairobi Baptist Church I started to see the state and individuals…and the pulpit as a powerful place for speaking out against injustice…’. He joined the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) as the Secretary General and served until 2007. Under his leadership, NCCK was very vocal on human rights issues, democracy and constitutionalism. Introspectively, NCCK made huge leaps in achieving its mandate including; financial stability and sustainability, advocacy and strengthening of its systems and priorities. He led the interfaith Ufungamano Initiative that was instrumental in shaping and achieving Kenya’s new Constitution.
Mutava Musyimi The State
In 2007 Mutava left NCCK and ran for Parliament as Gachoka’s MP. He ran against Joseph Nyagah and won, defeating the fifty (50) year old hold the Nyaga family had on the constituency. During his tenure, Gachoka Constituency has seen improved infrastructure including new roads, piped water, electrification and better utilization and monitoring of Constituency Development Funds (CDF). In Parliament he is the current chair of the Lands and Natural Resources Committee, and a member of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee. He has been touted by several media publications to run for presidency.
Mutava Musyimi Presidential Ambitions
Mutava Musyimi has declared his intentions to vie for the presidential seat in Kenya’s 2012 General Elections. He launched his candidacy on July 2nd, 2011 in Nakuru. He has not declared what party he is running under. His slogan is ‘It’s Time!’ or ‘Ni Sasa’ (translated into Swahili). His symbol is a lit candle.
Mutava Musyimi Contacts
Address : Parliament Buildings
P.O Box 41842 – 00100
Email : Gachoka@parliament.go.ke
Tel : 0733569774