Beyond his work in financial markets, Governor Muriithi previously served as an Assistant Minister for Industrialization for five (5) years and drove reforms to improve the environment for doing business, and improving incentives to promote investments. He was also involved in the development of policy and law related to finance and economics such as legislation governing establishment of credit bureau, interest rates, taxation and other fiscal measures.
Specifically, he contributed to legislative frameworks for banking and small businesses including successfully advocating for amendments to the Banking Act in 2006, to allow for credit reporting, a key pillar in improving access to finance; resolving an impasse in the passing of the Finance Bill 2011/2012, dropping of the legislation for fixing interest rates, and introducing the Kenya Bankers’ Reference Rate for use in loan pricing; as well as promoting and championing the passing of the SME Act which resulted in a comprehensive and coherent framework to promote small enterprise development in Kenya. This demonstrated mastery of the economic and financial matters, especially within the Kenyan context, has earned the governor recognition as a well-respected and regular contributor to magazines, journals, and TV programs on various topical economic issues.
He also led peace caravans across 32 districts that substantially reduced conflicts between communities in Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo,
The Governor's commitment to community service and volunteer workgoes beyond his public service and he continues today to mentor young business owners through the Ujuzi na Biashara Trust as well as inspire numerous others through his patronage of educational institutions.
The Governor holds a Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration in Economics and Finance as well as a Master of Project Management.