Kathuri Murungi Bio, Age, Family, Education & Political Career.

Kathuri Murungi alias Kamashinani is a Kenyan politician who currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Meru County’s South Imenti Constituency. He was elected as an independent candidate in 2017.

He was elected on a TNA Party platform and served in the same capacity from 2013 to 2017. He was an active member of the Departmental Committee on Environment and Natural Resources in the National Assembly from 2013 to 2017, a position he held from 2013 to 2017.

Kathuri Murungi has also served on the Committee on Regional Integration (2013-2017), the Departmental Committee on Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives (2017 to date), and the Special Funds Accounts Committee in parliament (2017 to date).

Kathuri has declared his candidacy for the Senate seat in the forthcoming general election of 2022 and will be competing on the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket Which is led by Deputy President William Ruto.

Kathuri Murungi (Left) and Mithika Linturi (Right) during a political rally in Meru. Photo/Kathuri Murungi/Facebook

Age and Birth

Kathuri Murungi was born in Machikine Location, South Imenti Constituency, Meru County. His exact date of birth is not known well. However, he shares an elective ward with his predecessor Governor Kiraitu Murungi, who also hails from Abogeta West Ward.

Kathuri Murungi Education

Kathuri started at Machikine Primary School in South Imenti in 1980 and graduated in 1987 with a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).

He was enrolled at Ndagene High School in the same constituency in 1988 to continue his studies, and in 1992 he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

Kathuri attended Egerton University from 1994 to 1998, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management. He stayed at the Hollywood and Buruburu hostels as a guest.

Given the events of the period, when various politicians were battling for multiparty democracy in the country, he took up martial arts solely for self-defense while in college.

“During that tumultuous era, you never knew when someone would assault you,” he says.

Career & Political Journey

Kathuri Murungi

Kathuri began his professional career in Kenya in 1999 as a Project Coordinator for Conserve International. He started working as an Environmental Consultant with Econsults in Botswana a year later.