Sen. Irungu Kang’ata-Deputy Majority Whip

Sen. Irungu Kang’ata-Deputy Majority Whip

Irungu Kangata was born in 1980 in Muranga town. He is the Muranga County senator having been elected to the Kenya Senate on 8th August, 2017 on a Jubilee Party ticket.

Education

He attended Muranga Township Primary School now called Vidhu Ramji Primary School between 1986 and 1993. He went to Thika High School between 1994 and 1997. He joined The University of Nairobi Parklands Campus in 1999 but he was suspended from campus for championing against discrimination of regular JAB students who could not do certain courses that were reserved for parallel module 2 students. He rejoined the college for studies in the year 2003 after the ascension to power by the NARC regime and graduated in the year 2005 with a law degree. In the year 2015 he graduated with a master's degree in law and currently he is pursuing his doctorate programme.

Political career

Irungu Kang'ata was elected vice Chair of Kenya Law Student Society while still a freshman and later elected as vice chairman of SONU the same year. In 2002 while still in suspension, he was elected as a Councilor for Central Ward in Muranga town. He was a University student and also a councilor. Irungu Kangata thus started his political career while still in the University of Nairobi. In 2013, he won the Kiharu seat on a TNA ticket before capturing the senate position in the August 8 th 2017 elections.

Achievements

In the 11th parliament, Irungu Kangata was awarded by Mzalendo Trust for championing Education related legislation in parliament after his higher Education amendment bill that was signed into law by the president. In 2015, Irungu Kangata was awarded for best management of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and investing heavily in domestic water projects by the Central Kenya Forum for Peace after his CDF kitty management was recognized as the best within Mount Kenya region.

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The Clerk 
Senate
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The Clerk
Kenya National Assembly
Tel: 254 2 2221291 or 2848000
Fax: 254 2 2243694

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