Zachariah Mwangi Njeru – Biography, Age, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth

Zachariah Mwangi Njeru, politician and the newly nominated Cabinet secretary for Lands by President William Ruto, was announced on September 27, 2022, by president Willian Ruto.

Zachariah Mwangi Njeru of birth and age

Zachariah Mwangi Njeru was born in 1966. As for his age, he’s 56. He was born and raised in Kenya’s Nakuru County.

Zachariah Mwangi Njeru – educational background

Zachariah Mwangi Njeru attended Bondeni Primary School, Nakuru Day Secondary School, and finally Nyandarua High School, all in Nakuru’s city.

As of 2015, he was enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at Mt. Kenya University, having previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Science from Moi University. Additionally, he has studied at the Kenya School of Government.

Zacharia Mwangi Njeru
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Zachariah Mwangi Njeru’s career

Early career

Njeru began his career in the workforce in 1995 as a sales administrator at DT Dobbie. From 1998 to 2000, he worked as an executive with Madison Insurance in Eldoret, then moved to Blueshield as their branch manager in Meru.

He rose through the ranks to regional manager of the Rift Valley area from 2003 to 2007 before leaving the corporation to pursue a career in politics. Njeru lists his time at “Egerton, Moi, Nairobi, and Kenyatta Universities” and his position as president of the Nakuru University Student Association on his resume.

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Political career

At Moi University, he was a student leader and eventually became the head of the Nakuru University Students Association, where he developed an interest in politics. He unsuccessfully ran in 2007 for the Kivumbini ward seat. He was elected to the now-dissolved Nakuru city council in 2008 and served on several committees until 2013. In 2015, he was appointed sub-county administrator by Kinuthia Mbugua, Nakuru’s first governor. He held that position for two years.

Cabinet Secretary Appointment

Zacharia Mwangi Njeru, formerly a ward administrator in Nakuru County, was appointed Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the behest of President William Ruto.

Njeru has been a sub-county administrator since 2015. He will be the first cabinet secretary from Nakuru since independence.

Since the late Achieng’ Oneko resigned from the government in 1966, Nakuru County has not had a ministerial appointment. Millions of people in Nakuru County welcome Zachariah Mwangi Njeru’s nomination as Cabinet Secretary for Lands since it represents a personal triumph and a political victory for Nakuru.

Njeru will succeed Farida Karoney as minister responsible for the country’s immense Lands ministry in the cabinet, an achievement only matched by Joseph Ole Lenku’s rise from the position of mid-level hotel manager to interior minister in 2013.

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