Kathuri Murungi (Kamashinani) is a Kenyan politician and the current Member of Parliament for South Imenti Constituency in Meru County, elected in 2017 as an independent candidate.
He served in the same position from 2013 to 2017, having been elected to office on a TNA Party ticket.
In the National Assembly, he has been an active member in the Departmental Committee on Environment & Natural Resources, a position he held from 2013 to 2017.
Kathuri Murungi has also served in several other departmental committees in parliament, among them the Committee on Regional Integration (2013 -2017), the Departmental Committee on Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (2017 to date) and the Special Funds Accounts Committee (2017 to date).
Kathuri has declared his interest in the Senatorial seat in the upcoming 2022 general election and will be running on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
Kathuri Murungi Education
Kathuri joined Machikine Primary School in South Imenti in 1980, and successfully sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 1987.
In 1988, he was admitted to Ndagene High School in the same constituency to continue with his education and sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams in 1992.
Between 1994 to 1998, Kathuri was at the Egerton University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management. He was a tenant at the Hollywood and Buruburu hostels.
While in college, he picked up martial arts purely for self-defense, considering the events during the time, when several leaders were fighting for multiparty democracy in the country.
“You never knew if someone would attack you any time during that agitation era,” he says.
Career & Political Journey
Kathuri’s career life started in 1999 when he secured a job as the Project Coordinator at Conserve International in Kenya. A year later, he took up a job as a Environmental Consultant at Econsults, a company in Botswana.
In 2002, he became a property manager at Maiteih Enterprises Limited in Kenya. A year later, he joined Kenface Econsults (Africa) as the director, a position he held for 10 years.
He left Kenface to contest for the South Imenti parliamentary seat in 2013. He clinched the TNA Party ticket and went on to win the seat for the first time against Mr. Gatangugi contesting on Kiraitu Murungi’s APK, popularly know as the Bus Party.
In 2017, Kathuri defended his South Imenti seat on an independent ticket, and again defeated all his opponents with a considerable margin.
Kathuri Murungi has declared his interest in the Meru Senator seat, and will be running on a UDA ticket alongside Mithika Linturi as the gubernatorial candidate.
“I had a 60 per cent chance of being re-elected as South Imenti MP. My performance in the constituency is coveted.” he says.
Kathuri Murungi Family
Kathuri Murungi is married to Janet Murungi. He is a family man who never shies away from sharing the successes of his family. Mrs. Murungi is an active supporter of Kathuri’s political activities. At the time of this publication, Meru Daily News had managed to get very little information about Kathuri Murungi’s children.
Contacts & Socials
Kathuri’s Email address is email@example.com. His Official Facebook Profile is Kathuri Murungi Kamashinani. There is currently no official Twitter or Instagram Page associated with him or his office.
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