Alfred Mutua

Alfred Mutua

Mutua is the governor of Machakos County since 2013 and the Party Leader of Maendeleo Chap Chap. 

The former Government Spokesperson has a BA in Journalism from Whitworth College in the United States and an MSc in Communication from Eastern Washington University. He also received his doctorate in Communication and Media from the University of Western Sydney in Australia.

The communication expert is a crusader for the BBI agenda and anti-corruption. As governor, he introduced lifestyle audits for all his Government officials and is one of the few politicians to have subjected themselves to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for an audit. 

In March 2021, Mutua was the first governor to offer reliefs to his constituents after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed a cessation of movement and inter-county lockdown in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kiambu and Machakos counties for 30 days. 

Uhuru failed to offer tax reliefs and waivers to the 5 counties unlike in the first lockdown in May 2020. Supermarkets and other private businesses were asked to lower the prices of basic commodities, the county government wrapped taxes on mama mbogas, and ordered zero payment of fees by boda boda operators.

Mutua announced his candidature for the 2022 presidential election and is also seeking to impose himself as the kingpin in the Eastern region of Kenya.