Hon. Salim Mvurya – Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy & Maritime Affairs

Education and profession

H.E Salim Mvurya EGH is the Cabinet Secretary for Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs in the Government of Kenya.

He possess a degree in Agri-Business Management in from Egerton University. He has a Masters Degree in Participation, Power and Social Change from the Institute Of Development Studies, University of Sussex in England, UK.

Mvurya has vast experiences both in Government, National and International NGOs. Previously he was Governor of Kwale County for 10 years (two terms), from 2013 to 2022. He also served as the vice chairman of the Council of Governors for two terms. Mvurya is endowed with leadership, development and management experience spanning over a period of 27 years.

Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime sectors form an integral part in the economic take off of the country. As Cabinet Secretary, Mvurya has instituted favorable policies and applied strategic management mechanisms that stimulate community involvement, which has triggered National economic resurgence attracting international partnerships in these sectors.

Mvurya has inculcated a transformative model of management that has revamped the blue space economic activities, it has led to the gradual transition into green shipping through partnerships in the Maritime sector as well as global collaboration and cooperation. To draw more interest in mining investment and processing, the Cabinet Secretary has ensured favorable laws and regulations are in place as well as empowerment of artisanal miners.