• Master of Arts Degree in International Studies from the University of Nairobi (UoN).
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nairobi (UoN).
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Human Resources Management of Kenya, IHRM(K).


Mr. John N. Burugu chairs the thematic area (Sub-Committee) on Summit and Council of Governors (CoG) Affairs.

The resourceful and initiative driven leader brings a wealth of extensive experience gained in over 26 years of public service of which, as a trained Career Administrator, served in Provincial Administration for fourteen years (14) in Western, Coast, and Central regions before joining the Central Government to work in the then Local Government, Cooperatives Development and Marketing, and also Youth and Sports Affairs Ministries.

The 51 years old passionate advocate of Devolution is among pioneer authors having published his book: The County Understanding Devolution and Governance in Kenya in 2010 and a revised edition published in 2012. A third edition is underway.

Since the promulgation of the new constitution, Mr. Burugu has concentrated in Governance, Public Policy, and Strategic Management as core areas of interest. He reads and researches widely on Leadership, Governance, Public Policy, and Constitutionalism; often penning articles published in local dailies.

Mr. Burugu is a good trainer with excellent skills in communication. He is also gifted with great proficiency in interpersonal skills hence can interact with people from different walks of life for enhanced public engagement. His hobbies are reading international journals and listening to international news.

Moreover, he possesses understanding in formulating and implementing best-practice management principles while nurturing a philosophy that stimulates sound work ethics.

Mr. Burugu’s goal is to make a difference in society by promoting cohesion, equality, integration, and a conflict-free environment. He is also a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

Margaret KorirMR. JOHN N. BURUGU