The incumbent governor of Nakuru County, Lee Kinyanjui clinched the seat on a Jubilee ticket in the 2017 General elections after unsuccessfully vying for the same seat in 2013.
Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in literature from Kenyatta university, Kinyanjui later pursued a master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Nairobi.
He served as the Assistant Minister for roads and later as the chairperson of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to which he resigned in order to vie for the Gubernatorial seat.
In 2020, Kinyanjui has been advocating for Nakuru's status to be elevated to become Kenya's third city. He pointed out unique achievements such as the county adopting Eco-friendly measures such as Green building technology and also partnerships with the Netherlands government in promoting the agricultural sector such as potato farming.
The Governor has been at the forefront in the fight against the pandemic by increasing Covid-19 vaccination centres to 21, increasing health facilities within the region and rallying for improved Covid-19 testing kits for public hospitals.
The Governor has also made groundbreaking infrastructural projects which have made significant progress among them Ksh3 billion Nakuru airport at the 81 Tank Battalion Barracks in Lanet and the Ksh 160 billion Rironi-Mau summit road.