Samuel Ragwa Biography
Samuel Ragwa was born at Giampampo village in Mitheru ward, Maara District on 22nd August, 1968.He is a Kenyan politician and the governor for Tharaka Nithi, alongside his deputy governor Eliud Mate Muriithi. He is a member of The National alliance and a coalition member of Jubilee Alliance.
Graduate student at the University of Nairobi, Masters in Project Management.
Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi, Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology
Secondary school student at Ikuu Boys High school, O’ level
Started March 2013: Governor for Tharaka Nithi
Started 2013: Coalition member of Jubilee Alliance
Started 2012: Member of The National Alliance
Samuel Ragwa Job History
Samuel Ragwa started off his professional career as a Hospital administrator, first working at Nyeri Hospital, moving on to Meru General Hospital and later to Embu Provincial Hospital, following a series of promotions. He later became the C.E.O of P.C.E.A. Chogoria Mission Hospital. In 2012, after a long illustrious career in administrative positions in various hospitals, Samuel resigned from his post to join politics.
Samuel Ragwa unable to account for Kshs. 1.3 billion
Tharaka/Nithi Governor Samuel Ragwa failed to account for over Sh1.3 billion despite a two weeks amnesty to clear all pending audit queries accorded to him by the Senate. Senate Public Accounts Committee resolved to put a disclaimer on all matters raised by Auditor General Edward Ouko as it warned the governor of dire consequences in the event he completely fails to satisfy it on the same.
From the onset, the senators cautioned Mr Ragwa against any attempts to manufacture supporting documents in order to be cleared of the audit query. Issues outstanding included Sh1.2 billion payment vouchers, Sh72.6 million allegedly transferred to Chuka Hospital from the development vote, Sh48 million disparity in the development and recurrent vote, Sh56 million, 43 million unaccounted expenditure and Sh12.8 million unsupported expenditure.
The governor complicated matters further when he alleged he furnished the office of the auditor with the necessary documents within the two weeks given by the committee. But the senators questioned why vouchers for Sh111.7 million payments were written in the name of the Chief Officer, Health and later transferred in two installments of Sh39,100,000 and Sh72,600,000 respectively. The lawmakers dismissed Ragwa’s responses as flimsy excuses that cannot help him and threatened to recommend that he be surcharged for flouting the Constitution, the Public Audit Act and the financial law.