Alfred Mutua

Alfred Mutua

Dr. Alfred Nganga Mutua is serving his second and final term as the Governor of Machakos County.

He was reelected during the 2017 general elections on a Maendeleo Chap Chap Party ticket, a political party he founded in August 2016. In 2013, Mutua was sponsored to vie for the inaugural gubernatorial race by the Wiper Democratic Party.

Before his entry into elective politics, former President Mwai Kibaki had appointed Mutua as the first official Government Spokesman, a position he occupied from 2004 to 2012.

During this time, Mutua initiated the Nairobi Beautification Project which included a facelift of Uhuru Highway and a building addressing system.

Mutua is credited for creating one of the first local crime TV series which he wrote, produced and directed. The first season of Cobra Squad aired in 2008 and run for two seasons.

In his first term as Machakos governor, Mutua survived an impeachment motion when 32 out of the 59 members of the county assembly traveled overseas in the same week the motion was to be debated.

Mutua’s administration is credited for building market shades in the 40 sub-locations, expanding road and water infrastructure

He has also won accolades for rapidly preparing Machakos County at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya when the county converted Machakos Stadium into a makeshift isolation centre as well as equipping the medical facilities with additional infrastructure.

In September 2020, Mutua announced that he will be in the running for the 2022 presidential elections, campaigning on a platform of wealth and job creation.