Ruth Mutindi Kyatha

Minister for Education & ICT

Bio: Ruth has served the community for more than 20 years in agriculture and community development. She studied Political Science, Sociology and Business Administration majoring in the politics of agricultural development in Africa.

She has written theses on The Politics of Agriculture in East Africa: Policy Changes for a Sustainable Future (Masters) and Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa:The Role of Rural Women (Honors).

Prior to joining the County Executive Committee, she worked as a secondary school teacher for 7 years, worked with Danida in agricultural development for 10 years, at the Kenya Coffee Producers Association (KCPA) as the CEO where she mobilized more than Ksh. 21 million in three years for implementation of various projects for coffee farmers throughout Kenya.

The most recent assignment was initiating, mobilizing resources and managing Hope Development Centre in Mbooni West District, which is an umbrella for a children’s home, computer colleges and an ECDE teachers’ college.

Ruth is a board member in Kyuu, Mbooni Boys and Mbooni Girls, a member of Kikima water project Committee and has initiated many projects in Mbooni West District via AIC. She has vowed to make food relief in Makueni County a thing of the past by implementing projects that will increase income earning opportunities at the household level.