Kimani Ichung’wah

National Assembly Majority Leader and Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung’wah is currently one of the most prominent politicians in the country, enjoying the privileged status of having a direct line to President William Ruto. 

Ichung’wah joined politics in 2013 after he was elected as MP via a The National Alliance (TNA) ticket.

In the 2017 general elections, he made history as the first Member of Parliament to be elected unopposed under the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

His political star continued to rise when for a third time, he was elected as an MP in 2022 and was subsequently nominated by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) as the National Assembly Majority Leader. 

In this position, Ichung’wah has been pivotal in advancing President William Ruto’s legislative agenda in Parliament. 

Through his leadership, Finance Act 2023, was passed by a majority vote. This was crucial as the Kenya Kwanza government was banking on this piece of legislation to fund its development agenda. 

Ichung'wah has sponsored various bills, including the Alcoholic Drinks Control (Amendment) Bill, of 2014, and the National Disaster Management Authority Bill, of 2015.

In the 12th Parliament, Ichung'wah served as the Chairperson of the Budget and Appropriations Committee until 2019. 

He was ranked by Mzalendo Watch as one of the best-performing Members of Parliament. He was also rated among the top 5 MPs by Infotrak for his legislative prowess and eloquence.

Ichung’wah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and History from the University of Nairobi.

He also holds a CPA-K qualification from Strathmore College and a Diploma in Banking from the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).