Hassan Ali Joho Mombasa ODM
Ali Hassan Joho’s reelection marked his second term in office as the governor for Mombasa. Before, he was the Member of Parliament for Kisauni between 2007 and 2013. Hassan Joho is also the deputy party leader of ODM.
Salim Mvurya Kwale Jubilee
Salim Mvurya is also a two-time governor serving the people of Kwale. Currently, he is the chairman of the Council of Governors of Kenya. Salim also served as the vice chair of the council of governors in 2014.
Amason Jeffah Kingi Kilifi ODM
Amason is serving his second term as the governor of Kilifi. He represented Magarini Constituency as a member of parliament between 2007 and 2013. Before joining active politics, Amason was the Malindi coordinator for the Constitutional Review Commission.
Dhado Godhana Tana River ODM
The 2017/2022 period is Dhado Godhana’s first term in office as governor of Tana River County. He was the MP for Galole constituency between 2007 and 2013 and also served as an assistant minister of Livestock in 2012.
Fahim Yasin Twaha Lamu Jubilee
Fahim Yasin Twaha began his political career in 1997 as the Member of Parliament for Lamu West constituency. He held the position until 2013. Yasin is also a first-timer in office as the Lamu, county Boss.
Granton Samboja Taita Taveta Wiper
Granton Samboja has a background in entrepreneurship and journalism. He vied for political position for the first time in 2017 and won.
Ali Bunow Korane Garissa Jubilee
Ali Bunow is a former district commissioner for Garissa. He ran for the gubernatorial seat in 2013 and became position 2. This year is Ali Bunow’s first term in office.
Mohamed Abdi Mohamed Wajir Jubilee
Between 1998 and 2007 Mohamed Abdi Muhamed was the MP for Wajir East. He also served as the Minister of Regional Development Authorities between 2003 and 2007. Mohamed Abdi Mohamed was Kenya’s ambassador in Saudi Arabia in 2014.
Ali Roba Mandera Jubilee
Mandera-born Ali Roba is serving his second term as governor of Mandera. Before, he was the Director of Flights Operations at DAC Aviation.
Mohamud Mohamed Ali Marsabit Jubilee
Mohamud Mohamed Ali is a former member of parliament for Moyale constituency. He also served as an assistant minister for special programs.
Mohamed Abdi Kuti Isiolo Independent
Mohamed Abdi Kuti started off his political career as the MP for Isiolo constituency between 2003-2013. He successfully ran for the Isiolo senatorial seat in 2013. Abdi Kuti’s first term as governor began in 2017.
Kiraitu Murungi Meru Jubilee
Kiraitu Murungi is among the first crop of politicians who benefited from the multiparty democracy. He joined parliament in 1992 as the MP for South Imenti under FORD party. Between 1992 and 2001 Kiraitu was the shadow attorney general. He served as the senator for Meru between 2013 and 2017.
Onesmus Muthomi Njuki Tharaka Nithi Jubilee
Onesmus Muthomi is the immediate former MP for Chuka/Igambang’ombe constituency. During his time in the August house, he served Public Investments Committee as well as the Departmental Committee on Energy, Information, and Communications.
Martin Nyaga Wambora Embu Jubilee
Martin Wambora was the MP for Runjenjes constituency between 2003 and 2007. Before running for governor in 2013, he served as the chair of the Kenya Airports Authority Board.
Charity Ngilu Kitui NARC
Popularly known as “Mama na Kazi,” Charity Ngilu is a veteran in the Kenyan political scene. She has served in various executive and elective positions since 1992. Charity Ngilu contested for the presidential seat in 1997. She is the former Land, Housing, and Urban Development cabinet secretary.
Alfred Mutua Machakos Maendeleo Chap Chap
A survey by 2015 Infotrack on Kenyan governor ranking placed governor Alfred Mutua at the top among the 47 governors. Before seeking elective office in 2013, Alfred served as the government spokesperson.
Kivutha Kibwana Makueni Wiper
Professor Kivutha Kibwana was the MP for Makueni between 2002 and 2007. He served as a minister in the environment and natural resources, and the land and settlements document as well as an advisor to the president on constitutional matters. Kivutha vied successfully for the Makueni governor seat in 2013.
Francis Kimemia Nyandarua Jubilee
Francis is a long-serving civil servant and was the Head of the Public service and the Secretary to the Cabinet. He is a former PS Ministry of State for Provincial Administration and Internal Security.
Mutahi wahiga, Nyeri Jubilee
Nderitu Gachagua is the former deputy governor of the county of Nyeri. He assumed the governor position after the death of Dr. Wahome Gakuru in November 2017.
Then after the death of Gichagua, Mutahi Wahiga won the By-election and he is the current governor of Nyeri County.
Anne Waiguru Kirinyaga Jubilee
Anne Waiguru has vast experience in finance and Economics having served in different capacities in the public sector including the national treasury. She was the inaugural cabinet secretary for Devolution and planning. Anne is the current vice chair of the council of governors.
Mwangi wa Iria Murang’a Jubilee
Mwangi wa Iria is an astute businessman and politician associated with the jubilee party. He is the current governor in Kenya for Murang’a county.
Ferdinand Waititu Babayao Kiambu Jubilee
Babayao began his political career at Nairobi City council where he served as councilor and deputy mayor. He then represented Embakasi and Kabete constituencies in parliament. Ferdinand Waititu also served as an assistant minister between 2010 and 2013.
Josphat Nanok Turkana ODM
Josphat Koli Nanok worked with leading nongovernmental institutions including Oxfam and UN-WFP. He was the MP FOR Turkana South and an assistant minister of Agriculture and Livestock development. The 2017 election marked his second term leading the oil-rich Turkana county.
John Krop Lonyang’apuo West Pokot KANU
Professor Lonyang’apuo is among the many academics who contested for political seats under the devolved system. Between 2013 and 2017 he was the senator for West Pokot County.
Moses Kasainie Lenolkulal Samburu Jubilee
An economist by training, Moses Kasainie Lenolkulal is the current governor of Samburu county. Moses’ long-term goal as governor is to ensure proper and equitable utilization of resources in the county.
Patrick Khaemba Trans-Nzoia FORD Kenya
Patrick Khaemba has had a lucrative career in the public and private sector. The former PS of the Livestock Ministry also worked with the United Nations.
Jackson Mandago Uasin Gishu Jubilee
Jackson Mandago oversees the heart of the North Rift region. Jackson, a former teacher, is now in his second tenure.
Alex Tanui Tolgos Elgeyo-Marakwet Jubilee
During his first period in office, Elgeyo-Marakwet ranked high in Agriculture, Education, and Health. Alex Tanui focuses on using sustainable development plans to improve the lives of the county residents.
Stephen Sang Nandi Jubilee
At age 32, Stephen is the youngest governor in Kenya. Before, he was the senator for Nandi County and the youngest member of the Senate.
Stanley K Kiptis Baringo Jubilee
Now in his second term in office, Stanley Kiptis holds a Masters of Business Management from Baraton University.
Ndiritu Muriithi Laikipia Independent
After serving in the private sector as a financial markets expert and economist, Ndiritu Muriithi ran for political office in Laikipia West constituency. Ndiritu is also a former minister for Industrialization.
Lee Kinyanjui Nakuru Jubilee
Former Nakuru town MP and assistant minister for Roads, Lee Kinyanjui, is passionate about sustainable growth and development. He is also a former chair of NTSA and is the second governor of Nakuru.
Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai Narok Jubilee
Samuel Ole Tunai is an entrepreneur with investments in agriculture, real estate, and tourism. Ole Tunai began his political career as governor of Narok in 2013.
Joseph Ole Lenku Kajiado Jubilee
Joseph Ole Lenku was part of the new cabinet under the 2010 constitution where he was the cabinet secretary for the Interior Security ministry. He is the second governor of Kajiado county.
Paul Chepkwony Kiprono Kericho Jubilee
Professor Paul Chepkwony spent over a decade lecturing at different universities. He won the Kericho governor seat in 2013 and retained it in 2017.
Henry Barchok, Bomet Jubilee
Joyce won the 2008 by-elections in Sotik Constituency to become MP. She is among the three pioneer female governors in Kenya.
After the death of Laboso, Her deputy Henry Barchok Assumed the office and he is the governor of Bomet County as per now.
Wycliffe Oparanya Kakamega ODM
Wycliffe Oparanya was one of the people who spearheaded the implementation of Kenya’s vision 2030. He served in the Ministry for Planning during the coalition government. Wycliffe is also serving his second term as the governor of Kakamega county.
Wilber Ottichilo Vihiga ODM
When Kenneth Marende became speaker, Wilber Ottichilo joined the race for the Emuhaya constituency seat in the 2008 by-election and won. Nine years later, he successfully became the governor of Vihiga County.
Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati Bungoma FORD Kenya
An experienced actuary and consultant, Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati is the second Governor of Bungoma county. He has vast managerial skills having worked for top corporates such as Alexander Forbes.
Sospeter Ojaamong Busia ODM
Sospeter Ojaamong was the assistant minister of labor between 2008 and 2013. He served as MP for Amagoro between 2007 and 2013 and won the governor seat in 2013.
Cornel Rasanga Siaya ODM
Cornel Rasanga is a former civil service officer and the pioneer governor of Siaya County. Rasanga is also an active member of the Orange Democratic Movement.
Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o Kisumu ODM
Peter Anyang’ Nyongo served as the MP-elect for Kisumu rural between 1992 to 1997 and 2002 to 2013. He was also the Minister of Planning and National development from 2003 to 2005 and the Minister of Medical services between 2008 and 2013. Anyang’ Nyongo is the former Kisumu Senator.
Cyprian Awiti Homa Bay ODM
Cyprian Awiti is the former country director of Marie Stopes in Kenya. He is also serving the people of Homa Bay for the second time.
Zachary Okoth Obado Migori ODM
Zachary Obado is a qualified teacher and a former director of the Kenya Sugar Board. Mr. Obado is serving his second term as Migori governor.
James Ongwae Kisii ODM
James Ongwae held different management positions before his election as governor in 2013. He specialized in public policy and administration.
John Nyangarama Obiero Nyamira ODM
John Nyangarama retained the Nyamira governor seat for the second time. Previously, Nyangarama served in different capacities in the tea industry.
Mike Sonko Mbuvi Nairobi Jubilee
Mike Sonko first joined parliament in 2010 after clinching the Makadara constituency parliamentary seat in the 2010 by-election. He then represented Nairobi at the Senate between 2013 and 2017. Mike Sonko won the tightly contested Nairobi gubernatorial seat.