We are pleased to announce that H.E Governor Gideon Maitha Mung’aro, a distinguished leader and public servant, will be participating in the OVC Diaspora Investors Expo in Maryland from May 5-7. Governor Mung’aro is known for his humility, sociability, and generosity, and has made a significant impact in Kilifi County and beyond.
Born in the rural village of Dabaso, Kilifi North sub-county, Governor Mung’aro has risen to become the 2nd Governor of Kilifi County and Chairman of the coast region trade bloc Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani (JKP). He is a thought leader in areas such as the blue economy, land, effective governance, sustainability, food security, water, and healthcare.
Governor Mung’aro is also an accomplished hotelier and politician. As the first mayor of Malindi town in 1998, he helped transform the area into a national and international tourism hub, earning it the title of one of the world’s best tourist destinations and cleanest towns by the United Nations.
During his tenure as Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Lands, Governor Mung’aro championed the issuance of title deeds to the landless and squatters of Kilifi County. This effort resulted in over 10,000 residents obtaining land title deeds and played a significant role in advancing Kenya’s devolution efforts.
Having served as a Member of Parliament for Malindi in 2007 and Kilifi North in 2013, Governor Mung’aro has held various other leadership positions, including Chairperson of the defunct ALGAK, member of the Pan African Parliament, Minority Chief-Whip in the National Assembly through ODM, and Chairperson of the Coast Parliamentary Group (CPG).
Governor Mung’aro’s participation in the OVC Diaspora Investors Expo underscores his commitment to public participation in policymaking and project implementation, as well as his dedication to partnering with stakeholders, the county assembly, and investors to transform Kilifi. Inspired by his humble beginnings, Governor Mung’aro passionately believes in providing equal opportunities for everyone to thrive and is dedicated to changing the story of Kilifi County by ensuring no one is left behind.