Kivutha Kibwana

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Kivutha Kibwana
1st Governor of Makueni County
Assumed office
27 March 2013
Member of the Kenyan Parliament
In office
Preceded byPeter Maundu
Succeeded byPeter Kiilu
Personal details
Born (1954-06-13) 13 June 1954 (age 64)
Mwanyani, Nzaui District, Kenya Protectorate
Political partyMuungano Development Movement Party (MDM)
Alma materUniversity of Nairobi (LLB)
University of London (LLM)
George Washington University

Kivutha Kibwana (born June 13, 1954) is a Kenyan politician and human rights activist. He was Minister for Defence,[1] Minister for Environment[2] and a former member of parliament for the Makueni Constituency. He was also a former advisor to President Mwai Kibaki.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Kibwana was born in 1954 in Mwanyani, a remote part located in Nzaui District, Makueni County.

He studied at Nduundune Primary School.[4] He later attended Machakos School (1969-1973) for his O’ and A’ Levels. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Law (Upper Second Class Honours) from the University of Nairobi in 1976 and a Masters of Law. He also went to University of London and George Washington University. He graduated from Harvard University in June 1984.[5]


He was the spokesperson of National Convention Executive Council (NCEC) from 1997 to 2002. In the University of Nairobi, he also served as the Associate Professor (1977-2002), Dean of the Faculty of Law, a senior lecturer and chairman of the Department of private law.

In 2002, he became a Member of Parliament for Makueni Constituency, and Minister of both Land and Settlements and Environment & Natural Resources.

In January 2008, he was appointed as Presidential Advisor for Constitutional, Parliamentary & Youth Affairs in the President Office and served until September 2012.[6]


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  2. ^ "Official Visits from Kenya to Germany". Embassy of Kenya in Germany.
  3. ^ "Kibaki aide quit to join politics". Capital FM. 4 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Makueni County Governor". Soft Kenya.
  5. ^ "Kibwana Kivutha". Poplt. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Governor". Government of Makueni County. Retrieved 11 August 2017.