H.E. Joshua Irungu
The Governor, Laikipia County
Governor Joshua W. Irungu was elected as the first Governor of Laikipia on the 4th March 2013 during the first General Election under the new constitutional dispensation. Prior to his entry to the Kenyan politics, worked as a Civil servant where he was in charge of Agriculture and Livestock Development officer in charge of Laikipia West and Nyahururu divisions of the then larger Laikipia District. During his time, he initiated numerous water harvesting projects and also help in the introduction of high risk crops in the district. These among others made him so popular with the electorate for his commitment in uplifting their livelihoods.
He left the civil service in the year 2000 and went to work in the NGO world. He was in charge of the USAID funded International Small Group and Tree planting programme (TIST) that has so far seen over 10 million trees planted in Laikipia over last ten years. He has also been involved in various conservancy projects in diffrent parts of Kenya as a program coordinator.
Joshua is a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Natural resources management from the Egerton University and a Masters degree in Agriculture and Community development from Nairobi university. He is Married to Grace Wakahora and a father of three sons and a daughter.
He has a vision to transform the multi ethnic Laikipia to be a model county by offering servant leadership where everyone in the county is involved in the development of the county.