Governor Lee Kinyanjui- 44 years old-is a graduate of Kenyatta University and University of Nairobi. He is a holder a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Masters in International Relations.
Before thrusting himself into political life and being elected as the MP for Nakuru Town in 2007, Governor Lee worked for the private sector for over 10 years.
During his tenure as an MP, Lee Kinyanjui also served as an Assistant Minister for roads in the grand coalition government between 2008 and 2013 and it is during this time when Nakuru Town was ranked as the fastest growing town in east and central Africa by UN Habitat.
In September 2013, President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Lee as the Chairman National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA). After a stint of three years at the helm of NTSA, Lee left to vie for Nakuru Governorship position, a post he captured in a resounding landslide vote.
Governor Lee Kinyanjui is passionate about community development and good governance for sustainable growth. He has promised to fix systemic failures that have hindered Nakuru County from realizing its potential.
This Governor has said he will do through fighting corruption; increasing absorption rate of development funds by curbing wastage of public funds through the high recurrent expenditures so as to free more funds for development activities; equal distribution of resources in the entire county to foster equality in development as well as exploitation of the existing opportunities to improve the quality of lives for the Nakuru County people.
His vision is to make Nakuru County a model county for development as Nakuru is the heart and soul of the nation.
While doing this, Governor Lee Kinyanjui intends to foster peaceful coexistence of the many diverse ethnic communities that have lived together for many years in the county.
His Agendas for Nakuru County are as follows:
1.) Restore the glory of Nakuru. As a model for devolution and peaceful coexistence among the different stakeholders and communities
2.) Initiate and upgrade of infrastructure in roads, water and schools to uplift living standards
3.)Introduce industries in value addition to create wealth and employment for residents
4.)Ensure equitable distribution of resources and tackle rampant corruption and misuse of public resources