Former Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe. He will replace Sicily Kariuki at the Health Ministry. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
This man Mutahi Kagwe
Nominated Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe is no stranger to the political scene albeit a public service stint which has been on and off over the years.
Should his nomination be approved by Parliament, he will replace Sicily Kariuki who has been moved to the Water and Irrigation docket.
Mr Kagwe was born and brought up in Mukurweini in Nyeri County and went on to attend Kihate Primary School and sat his O levels at Kagumo High School.
After secondary school studies, he moved on to the University of Nairobi where he studied Insurance Law before furthering his education at the United States International University where he undertook a Master’s in Business Administration.
Before debuting on the political scene, Mr Kagwe worked in media, at the Standard Group’s advertising department between 1987 and 1989, while also doing private business.
He rose to the position of commercial director at the media house before launching a small independent publishing house and later on a public relations company.
In 2002, he jumped into politics, becoming Mukurwe-ini Constituency Member of Parliament on a National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (Narc) party ticket. During that term, he served as the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Trade, Tourism and Planning.