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Salim Mvurya Biography, Age, Career, Education, Family, Net Worth

Salim Mvurya Biography, Age, Career, Education, Family, Net Worth

Salim Mvurya is a Kenyan politician and the first governor of Kwale county. He was recently nominated as the cabinet secretary for Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs by president William Ruto.

Early Life

Salim Mvurya Mkala was born at Kadzandani Village, Kinango District in Kwale County in 1970. Further details on his childhood have not been disclosed.


The politician started his education at Mavirivirini Primary School in 1979 before joining Mpeketoni Secondary School from 1987 to 1990. He then went on to study for a Bachelors in Agri-Business Management in Egerton University, and later graduated in 1996.

Mvurya also holds a Master’s Degree in Participation, Power and Social Change from, the Institute of Development Studies in England, UK. In addition, he has further certificates in NGO management from MS-TCDC in Arusha, Tanzania.


Salim has 17 years of social development and leadership experience. He was appointed to be the Acting County Director for Plan Kenya back in 2008. He has also worked for organizations like the Aga Khan Foundation and Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, which is an institute of Egerton University.

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Political Career

In 2013, Mvurya ran for the Kwale gubernatorial seat under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket and won. He later became vice chairman of the Council of Governors in May 2014.

In 2016, Mvurya announced that he was leaving ODM, and that he wouldjoin the Jubilee Alliance. He was later elected as the chairman for the Kenya Council of Governors on August 30th, 2017.

Net Worth

There are no details on Salim Mvurya’s net worth. He earns most of his wealth through his wealth through his political career.

Real Name Salim Mvurya Mkala
Age 52 years
Nationality Kenyan
Place of Birth Kwale County
Fiancé/ Partner Christine Mwaka Mvurya
Net Worth Unknown

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