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Murang’a ‘County Executive Committee Members’-CECMs;

Murang’a ‘County Executive Committee Members’-CECMs;

Murang’a Governor, H.E Irungu Kang’ata’s Cabinet Executives took Oath of Office to Serve the Government and People of Murang’a in Various Sectors after being Vetted and Approved by Murang’a County Assembly. The Following Persons were Sworn in to Serve as Murang’a ‘County Executive Committee Members’-CECMs;
1. Doctor Fredrick Kamondia Mbugua- Health CECM.
2. Engineer Pius Njuguna Macharia- Roads, Housing and Infrastructure CECM.
3. Professor Joseph Kiarie Mwaura- Finance and Economic Planning CECM.
4. Engineer Mary Muthoni Magochi- Water, Irrigation, Environment and Natural Resources CECM.
5. Dr. Kiringai Kamau- Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperatives CECM.
6. Dr. Winfred Njeri Mwangi- Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development CECM.
7. Mr. Noah Gachucha Gachanja- Youth Affairs, Culture and Social Services CECM.
8. Mrs. Faith Wairimu Njoroge- Education and Technical Training CECM.
9. Mr. James Gatuna- ICT and Public Administration CECM.
10. Mr. Paul Kimani Mugo- Trade, Industrialization and Tourism CECM.


Prof. Kiarie Mwaura is the County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning at the Murang’a County Government, Fellow of the Institute Certified Secretaries (ICS), and the immediate former dean of the University of Nairobi’s School of Law, where he is a professor of corporate law. During his deanship, the School produced the highest number of graduates in its 50 year history. It also secured, for the first time, the prestigious CB Madan Prize, which was awarded to its post-doctoral legal scholars for their scholarly contribution to constitutionalism and the rule of law.[1]


He is a certified governance auditor, who has published widely in the area of corporate governance and corporate law and has served on the boards of the Transport Licensing Appeals Board and National Council for Law Reporting. Previously, he has worked as the Vice Chancellor of Riara University and as Director of the International Erasmus (European Exchange) Programme at Queen’s University Belfast, where he was the first law lecturer of African descent between 2002 and 2009. Before joining Queen’s, he worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.


His expertise in corporate law and governance has seen him serve as: the Founding Editor in Chief of the Governance Journal, which is the only key journal on corporate governance in Africa; Visiting Fellow at both the Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program and the University of Washington; and an expert researcher for the International Commission of Jurists’ Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes. In the latter role, he explored the role of corporate structures in determining liability within corporate groups.


He has served as a consultant on corporate governance for a variety of local and international organizations, including: Safaricom; BAT; Kenya Power and Lighting; Kenya Reinsurance; Nairobi Hospital; Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority; Commission for University Education; Inter-University Council for East Africa; Cooperative University; Law Society of Kenya; Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD); Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA); Institute of Directors; Institute of Certified Secretaries; Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB); Strathmore Board of Trustees; Champions of Governance Award; and Training and Consultant Associates (TCA).


In pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals of eradicating poverty and promoting economic growth, good health, peace, equality, and inclusive education,  he has served as the Chairman of the Murang’a County Initiative (MCI) Steering Committee that strengthens effective formulation and implementation of policies and programmes of MCI, an organization of professionals and business leaders involved in enhancing the quality of life in Murang’a County by promoting: education; agriculture; infrastructure; health; water and sanitation; tourism and culture; ICT; security; investment and industrialization; governance and leadership; youth, sports & the arts. Since its inception in 2010, MCI has given full secondary school scholarships to more than 350 bright and needy students.

Towards the realization of goals and development objectives of transforming the country into a middle income industrializing nation with a high quality of life and a clean environment, he has forged effective partnerships and working relationships with a myriad of organizations, including: Transform Kenya Awards; Global Campus of Human Rights; European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC); International Finance Corporation (World Bank); Oxfam International; Foreign Service Institute (Ministry of Foreign Affairs); Kenya Association of Manufacturers; Kenya School of Government; Institute of Certified Secretaries; Kenya Education Management Institute; Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA); Africa Road Watch; Capacity Development Institute; Nairobi County Government; Nyeri County Government; and County Government of Nyamira.

On the trail of equality of opportunity and good relations,  he served as the Secretary General for the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (an NGO that promotes equality of opportunity, peace, and reconciliation in the transitional society of Northern Ireland) and Director of the African and Caribbean Support Organization for Northern Ireland (an organization that works to promote tolerance, multiculturalism, and peaceful co-existence in Northern Ireland through dialogue, art, culture, and music). He was actively involved in sourcing funding and running of the 2007 Belfast event entitled “Abolition of Slave Trade – 200 Years: Remembrance, Learning, and Tackling Contemporary Legacies of Slavery”, which sought to explore ways of using lessons from the abolition of slave trade campaigns to combat present day social injustices and exploitations.

He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, a Certified Public Secretary (CPS–K), and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, who read law at Queen’s University Belfast (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching), University of Wolverhampton (PhD), Staffordshire University (LLM), Kenya School of Law (Legal Practice Diploma), University of Nairobi (LLB), and the Canadian Foundation of Administrative Justice (Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice).




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