Kiraitu Murungi is the incumbent governor of Meru County having been elected in 2017 on a Jubilee ticket. He also served as a Member of Parliament for South Imenti from 1992 to 2013, former Cabinet Minister, and former Senator for Meru County.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Nairobi in 1977 and attained a Master of Law in the same university in 1982. He also attained another Masters in 1991 of Law from Harvard Law School when he resided two years in the United States.
Murungi set aside Ksh 15 million for people living with disabilities. Due to his initiatives, Meru County was voted second best county after Kisumu in efforts aimed at helping people with disabilities as well as sensitising the community against Gender-based violence
He advocated for the transformation of the water supply and sewerage system within the region.
His county government signed a Ksh 72 million grant with the World Bank to target four areas affected by the issue.
Recently, the former Minister allocated Ksh 12 billion for road development in the county in order to improve infrastructure. He has also rallied for more Covid-19 testing kits in Meru county.