The County Governor
The County Governor
H.E. John Obiero Nyagarama

His Excellency John Obiero Nyagarama is the first Governor of Nyamira County. He was re-elected on August 8, 2017, on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket, the same party through which he won the 2013 gubernatorial general election. His story is that of resilience and dedication to achieve in life against all odds.


Before his election as governor, he worked as a teacher and a long-time manager and director in the tea sector in a career spanning 31 years. The Governor was among the team which oversaw the transition of the KTDA tea agency from a government institution, to a private company registered under the Companies Act.


Hon Nyagarama is among the most recognizable faces in the tea sector in the country, rising from a management trainee to a national board member.


He served as a KTDA national board member as from 1994 to 2013, as the chairman of Kenya Tea Packers Limited (KETEPA) from 1996 to 2002 and was among the founders and served as Chairman of Chai Trading Company as from 2011 to 2013.


He got into the tea sector in 1982 when he was employed as management trainee at KTDA and rose read more...