Danson Mungatana Biography, Career, Age, Wife, Scandals and Net Worth

Danson Mungatana, born Danson Buya Mungata is a prominent Kenyan politician currently serving as a Senator for Tana River County. The “crocodile eater” as he is well known bounced back to the political arena after he was elected on the 9th of August 2022 to serve in a Senatorial capacity through the United Democratic Alliance party.

Despite being a popular politician, his name made headlines when he confessed how he lost millions of money to West African “ritualists” who had promised to double his wealth.

Away from the get-rich-quick scam, Mungatana established his name in the political field during the Kibaki era when he served as a member of parliament representing the people of Garsen Constituency.

Danson Mungatana Biography

Danson Mungatana Age and Place of Birth

Mungana was born in 1970 to a Pokoma father and a Taita mother. Most of his upbringing was in Mombasa where he grew up alongside his four brothers and sister, their parents raised them in a strict Christian setup family.

Educational Background

The veteran politician began his schooling at Mary Cliff Primary School for preschool before moving to Mary Cliff primary school for classes one to four. He completed his primary school level at Arap Moi Primary Boarding School in Ngao Tana River.

His performance was exemplary and after primary, he joined Alliance High School where he completed his KCE and KACE respectively. He then joined the University of Nairobi where he pursued his LLB and LLM respectively.

Danson Mungatana Career

Danson Mungatana Biography

Prior to joining politics, Mungatana was a practicing lawyer working at his own law firm by the name of Mungatana Co.Advocates. This was around 1996 after completing his LLB at the University of Nairobi in 1993.

In 2002, he decided to change direction and venture into politics vying for a parliamentary seat. At the time KANU was one of the biggest parties and it had ruled for over two decades and NARC Kenya was working to overthrow it.

Mungana was part of the NARC brigade and he was at the forefront to ensure KANU didn’t clinch another term. He was lucky as he clinched the seat with his first trial and became a member of parliament for the Garsen Constituency.

During his first time, he was appointed to serve as an Assistant Minister due to his knowledge and approach to different issues. In 2007, he was again re-elected to serve for a second term and went on and held the Assistant Minister docket for another four years, leaving it in 2012.