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H.E. Dr. Irungu Kang’ata to Attend OVC Investors Expo

H.E. Dr. Irungu Kang’ata Kenyana Man in fashionable wear

Dr. Irungu Kang’ata is the current Governor of Murang’a County. He is an Advocate of  the High Court of Kenya and the Managing Partner of Irungu Kang’ata & Co Advocates.  He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya. He specializes in Legal consultancy services,  Conveyance, Commercial Law, Litigation and Labour Law. 


Sen. Irungu Kang’ata started his sojourn in leadership in the year 1999 in the University of  Nairobi. He was elected Vice Chair of Kenya Law Students Society and later in the same  year elected the Vice Chairman of SONU which was the umbrella students union. His  human rights crusade and student activism saw him suspended indefinitely in the year  2000.


During the suspension period, he vied for councilor in the year 2002 in the then  Central Ward, Murang’a Municipality and won. He did not defend the position in 2007  but chose to pursue his professional growth. He vied for the Kiharu Constituency  parliamentary seat and won in the year 2013. In the year 2017, he vied for senate and  won and on 8th of August 2022 won Murang’a county gubernatorial seat. 


He graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree in the  year 2005 and was admitted to the bar in the year 2007. After serving employment stints  in various law firms, he was employed as a state counsel in the Attorney General’s chambers  in 2009. He left soon thereafter to establish his own law firm. He earned a Master of Laws  (LL.M) degree from the University of Nairobi in the year 2015 and later graduated with a  PhD in the same university.


His published works in peer reviewed journals include “A 

Member of Parliament’s Re-election Chances in Kenya, Hate Speech versus Anti-Corruption  Platform” journal of Law and Ethics, Center for Jurisprudence and Constitutional Studies,  Kabarak University School of Law”, “Exploring the Impact of Hate Speech Charges on a  Kenyan Member Of Parliament’s Re-Election Chances, LSK Journal November- December  2018”, “Managing Ethnic Conflict In Presidential Elections Whilst Strengthening Human  Rights In Kenya”. 


In the 11th parliament, Irungu Kang’ata was awarded by Mzalendo Trust for championing Education related legislation in parliament after his higher Education amendment bill that was signed into law by the president. In 2015, Irungu Kang’ata was awarded for best  management of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and investing heavily in domestic  water projects by the Central Kenya Forum for Peace after his CDF kitty management was  recognized as the best Within Mount Kenya region.


Dr. Irungu Kang’ata is a family man, married to Mary Wambui and they have four  Children.

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