Hon. Peter Gatirau Munya (born 1969) is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative (Kenya). He took over the ministry on 14th January 2020. This is after he was transferred from the Ministry of Trade and Industrialization. He also served in the same capacity in the ministry of East African Community and Northern Corridor Development. He is a politician who served as the first Governor of Meru County, and as the second Chairman of the Council of Governors. He was until his appointment as a Cabinet Secretary the Party of National Unity (PNU) Leader. In 2002 Peter Munya campaigned for and won the Tigania East parliamentary seat in the then Meru North District. He was subsequently sworn into the 9th Kenyan Parliament on 9 January 2003.
In the 9th Parliament, Hon. Peter Munya founded and chaired Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association with the aim of championing in Parliament, issues affecting Kenya youth. He was also member of the Health Club Management committee and the Parliamentary Investment Committee (PIC) before his appointment to the government in 2006 as the Assistant Minister, Ministry of Internal Security and Provincial Administration where he called for stronger laws to curb small arms proliferation.
In December 2007 Hon. Peter Munya was elected for a second consecutive term as the representative for his Tigania East Constituency, and appointed the Assistant Minister, East African Community, where he called for expansion of roads, improvement of existing harbors and building of new ports.
He sat for and passed his ‘O’ Levels at Chogoria Boys High School, and proceeded to Meru School for his ‘A’ levels. At Meru School, Hon. Peter Munya was the Chairman of the Debating Club and a winner of the Provincial Public Speaking Competition.
In 1993 he graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB 2nd class Hons Lower Division), from the University of Nairobi. At the University of Nairobi, Peter Munya was twice elected, in 1992 and 1993, chair of the Kenya Law Students Society (KLLS). Upon graduation, he took up internship at Kamau Kuria and Kiraitu Advocates in Nairobi.
In January 1995 he went on to the University of Brussels, Belgium, on a Belgian Embassy scholarship. He undertook and attained a master’s degree in International Law (International Economic Integration Law). He proceeded to the University of Georgia where he attained a second master’s degree in Law (Public International Law).
In 1997 he was published in the Boston University International Law Journal, under the title The Role of the Organization of African Unity in Conflict Resolution and Dispute Settlement in Africa.
Upon his return to Kenya, he took a job as a Law lecturer at the Kenya School of Professional Studies (KSPS) and Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS).
In 2000 he was appointed a lecturer of Law at Moi University, Eldoret where he taught Law. At Moi University Hon. Peter Munya was published in the Moi University Journal in 2002 under the title, The Role of the International Court of Justice in Resolving African Disputes: Past, Present and Future Prospects. In 2002 he left Moi University to set up Kimaiyo and Munya Advocates