Johnson Muthama is a Kenyan politician and the current Chairman of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). He is a former Machakos County Senator and served between 2013- 2017.
Muthama was born on 20th October 1954 to his father Nduya Kimomo and his mother Alice Kathule.
His story is an interesting one; from a teaboy to a prominent politician. Well read on to know him better.
Quick facts about Johnson Muthama
Place of birth:
Date of birth: 20th October 1954
Age: 68 (as of 2022)
Full name: Johnson Muthama
Parents: Nduya Kimomo (father) and mother Alice Kathule (mother)
Wife: Agnes Kavindu
Occupation: Business person and politician
Johnson Muthama Education
Johnson Muthama started his education journey at Kyamulendu primary school for his preschool
education. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social science from Arden University where h obtained a first-class honor. Additionally, Johnson Muthama is also a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America at Arden University.
Johnson Muthama Career
In his teenage years, Johnson used to work as a teaboy at the Taita Taveta mines. He later inherited the
mines when the owners were deported. The mines were rich in ruby. This made Muthama one of the
largest dealers in the ruby business through his company known as Rockland Limited.
His political career picked up when he served as the vice chairman of KANU in the greater Machakos
district. Muthama served under the late Joseph Mulu Mutisya.
In 2007 he vied for the parliamentary seat under the ODM Kenya ticket (currently known as the Wiper
Party) for the larger Kangundo Constituency and won. He pioneered the splitting of the larger Kangundo
Constituency giving rise to the Matungulu Constituency. Muthama and other political leaders were on the
frontline leading the negotiation for a coalition between former president Mwai Kibaki and Kalonzo Musyoka who later became vice president after the eruption of the 2007 -2008 post-election violence.
He served as the government’s chief whip in the National Assembly between 2008 and 2013.
In the 2013 election, he was elected as the Machakos County Senator. He decided not to vie for a
second term in the 2017 election citing sympathy for those who were mistreated and denied certificates
after a shitty nomination process by the Wiper party.
This led to a fallout between him and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka who is the party leader. Muthama claimed that he funded Kalonzo Musyoka for many years.
He served as the first Senate Minority Whip under the 2010 Constitution during his time as Senator.
Johnson Muthama also co-chaired the Opposition outfit Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD)
and the national opposition movement management committee when the National Super Alliance
(NASA) coalition was formed.
He switched to William Ruto who is now the President and is the current chair of the United Democratic
Alliance party (UDA). Muthama vied for the gubernatorial seat for Machakos County in the 2022 election under the UDA party ticket but lost to long-term rival Wavinya Ndeti who become the first female governor of Machakos County.
Johnson Muthama Wife and Family
Johnson Muthama got married to his wife Agnes Kavindu but is now divorced. The precise number of
children that he has varies from different sources as the information is not official. However, he lost his daughter Janet Nthoki Nduya on the 22nd of April 2022 but the cause of death has not been disclosed.
Johnson Muthama Net worth
Johnson Muthama is estimated to be worth between Ksh. 200 – 500 million. However, he seems to be
well off with as he claims that he helped fund Kalonzo Musyoka’s political endeavors. He is also credited
for providing financial assistance to the former Cabinet Ministry Paul Ngei when he was declared bankrupt with the standard Bank served him with a bankruptcy note and failed to locate Paul’s assets to
present for auction to recover his Ksh. 2 million debt.
After being elected for the first time as the member of parliament for Kangundo Constituency in 2018, he sparked controversy for his stand that members of parliament were getting paid too generously. He
argued that the pay was not parallel to the economic realism of the rest of Kenyans.
He became the first MP to pay tax on his salary and differed with other MPs opposing taxation of their
salaries and dared to propose increasing