Chris Murungaru Biography
Chris Murungaru was born on 19th August 1954. He is a kenyan politician and was an aspirant senator for Nyeri county. He is a former member of parliament for Kieni constituency.
Chris Murungaru Education Background
Ended 1978: Undergraduate Student at the University of Nairobi, Bachelors degree in Pharmacy.
Ended 1974: Secondary School Student of Nyeri High School
Primary School Student at Munyu Primary School
Chris Murungaru Political Career
Started 8th February 2013: Member of Democratic Labour Party of Kenya
Ended 4th March 2013: Aspirant Senator for Nyeri county.
Ended 8th February 2013: Member of Democratic Party
February 2005 – November 2005: Cabinet Minister of Transport
2003 – February 2005: Cabinet Minister of State for Provincial Administration & National Security
2003 – 2007: Member of Parliament for Kieni constituency.
2002 – 2007: Member of National Rainbow Coalition
2002 – 2007: Secretary General of Democratic Party
1998 – 2002: Member of Parliament for Kieni constituency
Chris Murungaru Anglo Leasing Scandal
On January 22, 2006, John Githongo named Murungaru as one of three top politicians (along with Kiraitu Murungi, former Justice Minister and present Energy Minister, and Finance Minister David Mwiraria) as being involved in a financial scam involving up to $600M .On February 1, 2006, Finance Minister David Mwiraria announced that he was stepping down as a minister and a member of cabinet to pave way for investigation. The news were received with joy by many Kenyans, though some saw him as a scapegoat who has been sacrificed to protect a president whose support has been waning.
On January 16, 2006, President Kibaki allowed anti-corruption chief Aaron Ringera to request Murungaru to declare and account for his wealth.Murungaru has since moved to court to prevent the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission from investigating, saying fulfilling the commission’s request would amount to self-incrimination.
Vice President Moody Awori announced on February 2, 2006 that he would not step down despite being adversely mentioned in the Anglo Leasing Scandal. He has insisted that he is innocent, and that nothing short of due process will make him resign his post. He has criticized by many people for defending those involved in the scandal before Parliament.
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