Mutahi Kagwe biography, age, wife, net worth, education & wall street journal

Mutahi Kagwe (born in January 1958) is currently serving under the position of the Cabinet Secretary for Health in the Kenyan Republic. Upon the successful completion of his MBA, he took an interest in politics. 

Profile

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe thanks Jack Ma for distribution of coronavirus testing kits.
NameMutahi Kagwe
Age62 years
NationalityNigeria
GenderMale
WifeAnne Wanjiku Mutahi
CareerPolitician
EducationBachelor of Commerce (Insurance)
Alma materUniversity of Nairobi
United States International University
PositionCabinet Secretary for Health
Net worthKshs 667 Million

Age

His date of birth is in January 1958. CS Muthahi Kagwe is 62 years old.

Education

He completed his primary school education at Kihate Primary School (1965-1971). 

He furthered his academic pursuit at Kagumo High School (1972-1977). There he completed both his O and A levels. 

Mutahi later pursued a Bachelor of Commerce (Insurance) at the University of Nairobi (UoN), 1978-1981.

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He furthered his academic studies at the United States International University where he did an MBA (1988-1992).

Health Cabinet Secretary

He is currently serving as the Health Cabinet Secretary in the Republic of Kenya. Hon Mutahi Kagwe took the oath of office on the 28th of February, 2020.

Politics

Muthahi became the fifth Member of Parliament (MP) for Mukurweini Constituency, Nyeri county (2002 to 2007).

He was also the chair of Parliamentary Committee on finance, planning, tourism & trade.

Later, he was appointed to serve as the Minister for Information and Communications. Mutahi became the first Senator of Nyeri county under the Jubilee political party (2013-2017).

While he served as a cabinet minister he did several notable works including the first Fibre Optic Project for East Africa. 

He also launched M-Pesa, the world’s first-ever money transfer. The Best Classroom championing was also launched.

On the 28th of February 2020, He took oat of office to serve as Kenyan Health Cabinet Secretary.

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Coronavirus pandemic

He took office as the Heath CS of Kenya during the time of the corona pandemic. 

Almost ten days after the first confirmed case in Kenya, the count of infected people with the virus rose to fifteen.

The government is doing all they can within their best abilities to see that the spread is controlled.

The government has placed a ban on social gatherings like clubbing. People are advised to practice social distancing and maintain proper hygiene.

People are also advised to reduce the number of people that board public transportation.

Those who in one way or the other came in close contact with those already infected are also monitored.

Wife

He is married to Anne Wanjiku Mutahi. She is the daughter of the late Cabinet Minister, John Michuki. 

Anne is also a special advisor to President Uhuru Kenyatta on matters about Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). 

Net Worth

According to Eafeed, the Mutahi has an estimated net worth of around Kshs 667 Million as of 2020. 

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He posses two (2) companies from where he earns at least Kshs five (5) Million profit every year.

Wall Street Journal

CS Mutahi Kagwe has been recognized as among the best managers of the coronavirus crisis globally.

The Wall Street Journal in a publication on 4-5 April 2020 singled out Kenya, South Korea, and the United Kingdom for leading the way in managing the coronavirus pandemic.

The virus has infected over 1 million people and has claimed the lives of over fifty thousand lives.

Mutahi has been leading Kenya’s effort to combat against coronavirus.

The government, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as well as Kenyans of goodwill have played notable roles in the fight.

The publication points out that in the wake of the crisis, the CS projects calmness, sharing, and emphasizing facts during his daily press briefings.

References

Mutahi Kagwe Biography – Career, Education, Family, and Net Worth”. Eafeed retrieved on 04-30-2020.

Charles Ouma, Health CS, Mutahi Kagwe recognized for good management of the coronavirus crisis”. Pulse Live Kenya retrieved 04-30-2020.

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