H.E Governor Salim Mvurya
Education and profession
Salim Mvurya Mgala aged 43 is the Governor of Kwale County. He was born at Kadzandani Village, Mwatate Location, Kasemeni Division, Kinango District of Kwale County. He went to Mavirivirini Primary School in 1979 then Mpeketoni Secondary School from 1987 to 1990. He then proceeded to Egerton University for his first degree and graduated with Bachelors in Agri-Business Management in 1996. He has a Masters Degree in Participation, Power and Social Change from the Institute Of Development Studies, University of Sussex in England, UK. He also has further certificates in NGO management from MSTDC- Arusha, Tanzania. Mvurya possesses strong leadership and management skills backed by 17 years of development experience.
Salim Mvurya has 17 years of social Development and leadership experience. In the year 2008, he had an opportunity to be the Acting Country Director for Plan Kenya. Other organizations he has worked for include Aga Khan Foundation and Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development (an institute of Egerton University).
His working experience has enabled him to gain experiences in staff management, program management, resource mobilization and fundraising, operational management, financial management as well as influencing policy at local, national and international level. Over the years he has designed and implemented development programs in Education, Health, Livelihoods, Child Protection and Democratic Governance centered on citizens participation in decision making processes and policy advocacy. Some of the programs he implemented were funded by DFID, USAID, Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Netherlands and Finland, and NORAD, Norway.
Governor Mvurya emphasizes that Kwale has enormous resources and heis already applying his Development and Management experience and is leading a change process that will give the citizens of Kwale County an opportunity to benefit from socio-economic development
H.E Deputy Governor Fatuma Achani
Fatuma Mohamed Achani aged 35 years is the Deputy Governor of Kwale County. She was born at Kingwede Village, Ramisi Ward, Msambweni Division of Kwale County. She went to Kingwede Primary School then joined Mama Ngina Girls Secondary School in Mombasa.
She served as an associate advocate with the firm of Maina Njenga & Company Advocates from 2008 to 2009. She also served as a Legal Counsel and Programme Officer for the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya) from 2009 to 2012. She is also the County Executive Committee Member for Infrastructure, Roads and Physical Planning
She holds a Law Degree from Moi University and Diploma from Kenya School of Law. She is a human rights advocate and devotes considerable time and energy to support the Girl Child education. She fights against early marriages and gender based violence and also a member of various community groups working towards empowering women in leadership. She is a member of the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya.