John Munyes
Member of the Kenyan Senate
Assumed office
28 March 2013
Personal details
Political partyJubilee Party of Kenya
SpouseMaryanne Munyes[1]

John Kiyonga Munyes is a Kenyan politician born in 1966 in the latter day Turkana County. He attended Lokitaung Primary School for his primary education and he later attended Lodwar High School for his ‘O Level’ and ‘A Level’. He later attended St Francis University for his undergraduate studies.

He belonged to the Jubilee party and was elected to represent the Turkana North Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya in the 2007 Kenyan parliamentary election.[2] He later represented Turkana county as a Senator in the Senate of Kenya as elected in the 2013 Kenya Senate elections and is a member of the Jubilee Party of Kenya political party. He also held the seat of Labour Minister as appointed by President Mwai Kibaki.[3]

In 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated him to serve as Kenya's Cabinet Secretary in charge of Petroleum and Mining, a post he held until February 8th 2022. He later on resigned from the position to pursue political interests ahead of the August 2022 General Election.


  1. ^ Chaos at Labour Day celebrations. Accessed March 30, 2013
  2. ^ Members Of The 10th Parliament Archived 2008-06-16 at the Wayback Machine. Parliament of Kenya. Accessed June 19, 2008.
  3. ^ Current Kenyan Cabinet Archived 2013-03-18 at the Wayback Machine. Cabinet of Kenya. Accessed March 30, 2013.