Lee Kinyanjui Biography, Career, Age, Education, Projects, Family and Net Worth
Lee Kinyanjui, born Lee Maiyani Kinyanjui is an industrious Kenyan politician serving as Nakuru’s governor since 2017. Lee took the helm in 2017 from Kinuthia Mbugua and he has only served for one term. Lee is looking forward to retaining the seat in the upcoming 2022 election.
Lee is not a new face in Kenyan politics since he has served as a Member of Parliament representing the People of Nakuru Town Constituency from 2007 to 2013.
Lee is among the few governors who have maintained strong stands on who to support as the presidential candidate. Being a Jubilee member he has entrusted his vote to Raila Amolo Odinga as the Presidential candidate. He will be vying for a Jubilee ticket.
Lee Kinyanjui Age and Place of Birth
The charming governor was born and raised in Nakuru County in 1976.
Lee Kinyanjui Family
The information about his family has been under the carpet since he came to the limelight. However, some years back rumors were surfacing claiming he was sired by the late President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, but he never commented on the subject.
Though his lower education details still remain unclear, Lee attended his higher education at Kenyatta University where he studied Literature. He went on and secured his master’s at the University of Nairobi.
Lee Kinyanjui Wife and Kids
He is married to one beautiful lady, Elizabeth Kinyunjui. Information about the Kids will be updated later.
Lee Kinyanjui Salary and Net Worth
As a governor, he receives an estimated taxable salary of Kes 800K and allowances that add up to around Kes 300k.
The hard-working governor was born and raised in Nakuru County and he knows ins and outs of the county. Knowing the region very well he shot his first shot in 2007 on a PNU ticket.
Lee vied for Nakuru Town Constituency parliamentary seat and he was lucky to be elected with his first trial. Kinyunjui served in that capacity for 5 good years and managed to transform his constituency to imaginable heights. During his stint as a member of the Parliament, he served as an assistant minister for roads, a position he took control of from 2008 until 2013.
In 2013, Kenyans changed and transformed the constitution by introducing numerous presentation positions. Some of the positions included were the gubernatorial seat which serves as County’s top job.
The seat being one of the most powerful positions in the county, Lee tried to clinch it and take the control of the whole county. He vied for the in 2013 but Kinuthia Mbugua over-muscled him leaving him jobless.
Lee was later appointed as the Chairperson for the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), holding the position until 2017. As the Chairman he spearheaded the digitalization of licenses and logbooks by introducing TIMS.
Like a good fighter when he lost in 2013, he went and reconfigured himself and cameout much stronger in 2017.
In 2017 he was back on the battlefield battling for the gubernatorial seat and this time around with a good fighting strategy and he went on to secure the seat in the 2017 general election.
In his five-year tenure, Kinyanjui has overseen a massive upgrade of Nakuru County, where he has initiated several huge projects including the improvement of the Afraha Stadium, and the construction of several level-4 hospitals. He also came up with the ‘Boresha Barabara’ initiative where he rehabilitates and upgrades rural roads.
According to the constitution, a governor is only eligible to vie for only two terms, meaning Lee will be vying for the second term come 2022, facing his senator Susan Kihika.