Murang'a County is one of the counties of Kenya's former Central Province. Its largest town is Murang'a it's capital called Fort Hall in colonial times (before 1963). It is inhabited mainly by and is considered the home of the Gikuyu, the largest community in Kenya. The county has a population of 942,581 (2009 census).
The Constitution of Kenya of 2010 created 47 regional governments with the formerly larger Murang'a district as a county. Muranga county government is composed of an executive branch and an assembly.
The executive arm is headed by a governor, a position currently held by Mwangi wa Iria. In every election, each person vying for the governorship is expected to select a running mate with whom the person get elected as a single ticket. The current deputy governor of Murang'a is Gakure Monyo. The governor is assisted by a team of ministerial members referred to as County Executive Committee (CEC), which has ten other members
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