Kivutha Kibwana is the governor of Makueni County in Kenya. He is a well-respected politician and human rights activist with a career spanning over 20 years in active government and academia. Under his leadership, the most robust public participation framework in Kenya has been developed and is being implemented in Makueni County for county development projects, laws and policies as well as general matters of public interest. He has played key advisory roles, including to the Office of the former President of Kenya. He has served as Minister of both Land and Settlements and Environment & Natural Resources. He has also served in a representative capacity as a Member of Parliament for then Makueni Constituency.