Abraham Kithure Kindiki is a Kenyan politician who is currently serving as the CS for Interior and Administration of National Government. The post was previously held by Dr. Fred Matiang’i in the Uhuru administration. In this Kithure Kindiki biography, I explore the personal life and career profile of Kenya’s Interior CS.
Kithure Kindiki early life: date of birth and age
Abraham Kithure Kindiki was born in Irunduni village in Mukothima Ward in Tharaka Nithi County. He was born on 17 July 1972, making him 51 years old today.
Before being appointed CS for Interior, Kithure Kindi, served as the senator for Tharaka Nithi County between 2013 and 2022.
Kithure Kindiki education background
For his secondary education, Kithure Kindiki went to two schools: Lenana School and Tharaka Boys High School. He went to Tharaka Boys High School in a bid to pass exams to join university having scored a C, which failed to guarantee him placement at university.
Between 1994 and 1998 Kindiki was at Moi University undertaking a degree in law.
In 2001, CS Kithure Kindiki obtaind a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies at the Kenya School of Law because it is a requirement for one to qualify to work as an advocate after completing their bachelor’s degree in law.
He obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) in International law at the University of Pretoria in 2002.
This was after he had undertaken his Kenya Certificate of Education in Lenana School.
Kithure Kindiki legal career
Kithure Kindiki worked as a law lecturer at Moi University before joining the University of Nairobi in 2004 until 2005. He then went back to Moi University as head of the Public Law department.
Kithure Kindiki political career
Kindiki’s entered politics as a consultant and worked for Kalonzo Musyoka’s 2007 presidential campaign.
According to Kenyans, Kithure Kindiki represented William Ruto as one of his lawyers in the ICC case. The political mileage in the case helped him vie and win the Tharaka Nithi senate seat under TNA in 2013. The soft-spoken lawyer retained his seat in 2017.
He is one of the brains that drafted the Jubilee constitution and the manifestos that the ruling party sold to the electorate to win in the 2013 and 2017 elections.
Kithure Kindiki also seved as the Senate deputy speaker before he was impeached after a successful motion where 54 senators voted supporting the motion and only 7 disapproving it. He was impeached for failing to attend a parliamentary group meeting that was sanctioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta at statehouse in Nairobi.
Prof Kindiki rejected claims that he had been disloyal to the President, insisting that he had been loyal to both the party and President since he served as majority leader between 2013 and 2017 and later as deputy speaker.
His fallout with the former president saw him become a staunch supporter of Dr. William Ruto.
He was poised to become William Ruto’s running mate in the 2022 presidential election. However Rigathi Gachagua was chosen instead.
Kithure Kindiki private life: marriage, wife, children
CS Kithure Kindiki married his wife, Joyce Gatiiria Njagi, in 2001. They are blessed with two children.
Kithure Kindiki net worth and salary
Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration, Kithure Kindiki, placed his net worth at about Sh544 million. As a CS, Kithure Kindiki earns a salary of more than Kes 1 million per month.