Kiraitu Murungi Biography, Age, Family, Wealth, Political Career

Born Titus Kiraitu Murungi, he is a well-known politician in Meru and the entire country. Currently, he is serving as the governor of Meru County, an office he ascended to in 2017 after cornering his predecessor Peter Munya, who is the current Minister of Agriculture.

Kiraitu Birthday, Childhood.

Kiraitu Murungi was born on 1 January 1952 in Kionyo village, Abogeta West Ward, South Imenti Constituency of Meru County in Eastern Kenya. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M’Mwarania.

Early Education.

Kiraitu attended primary education Kionyo primary school and later joined Chuka High School for secondary education. He later joined Alliance high school where he completed his A-Level examinations and scored 4 principals and 1 subsidiary.

Kiraitu Murungi Law Career.

He joined the faculty of Law at the University of Nairobi and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1977. He then proceeded to the Kenya School of Law from where he graduated in 1978 with an outstanding performance.

Murungi furthered his studies at the University of Nairobi where he enrolled for a Master’s of Law degree and graduated in 1982. While in exile, 1990, he took a step further in his career and graduated with a second master’s degree in Law from Havard University.

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Wife and Family.

Murungi has a wife, Priscilla Murungi with whom he has sired four children. The children are Mwenda, Anita, Makena, and Nkatha Murungi. He has a sister known as Betty Kaari Murungi who is married to Siaya Senator James Orengo.

Work and experience

He taught as a lecturer at Kenya school of law from 1978 to 1980. Kiraitu founded a law firm along with his law colleagues Kuria Kamau, Kiraitu, and Ringera advocates.

Kiraitu Murungi House and Wealth.

Kiraitu has three known palatial houses, one in Nairobi, one in Nkubu-Meru, and the third one at his home location in Kionyo.

There is no reliable figure of governor Kiraitu’s wealth at the time this article was written. However, it will be updated as soon as reliable information is sourced.

Kiraitu Murungi Political Career.

Kiraitu began his political career when he joined other opposition leaders in championing multiparty democracy in Kenya. In the 1992 general elections, he vied for the member of parliament for the south imenti constituency and won.

He was re-elected into the MP’s office in the recurring elections until 2013 when he stepped down to vie for a senatorial seat. The 20-year period in which he served as an MP saw him complete several development projects.

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Through his works, the Constituency was marked as the best-developed constituency in the county and got recognition countrywide.