Speaker David Mwangi Mugo was elected the 1st Speaker of the First County Assembly of Nyeri on March, 2013 officially inaugurating the 1st Legislative Assembly in Nyeri County.
He holds an LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of Nairobi and a post graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Relations at Kenyatta University. He is practicing lawyer of 15years standing having been admitted to the bar in May, 20th 2000 and is a good standing member of the Law Society of Kenya.He is also a CPS (K) and therefore a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretary (ICPSK). He was one of the pioneer consultants of the Champions of Governance award offered by the institute.
His contribution as a writer on legal Jurisprudence saw his articles featured in the Nairobi Law Monthly (a Law Magazine) and the Management Journal - a journal of the ICPSK. In 2008 he won the 2nd runners up children lawyer of the year award awarded by the Children's foundation (Cradle) and in the year 2010, he won the ultimate Golden Award.
The Speaker is an old boy of Nyeri High School groomed by the late Father Hillary Wambugu and as an alumnus of the School he continues to work with the Old Boys’ club, implementing several projects in the school such as the construction of swimming pool among others. He is passionate with education. He is a motivational speaker who has spoken in over 100 schools over the years. He has served in Boards of Governors of various schools including Kiungani Academy in Trans Nzoia County, Naivasha Girls in Nakuru County, Karatina Girls, and Gathehu Secondary School as a founder and patron. He also taught at the Impact Bible College as a part-time lecturer.
His passion to serve the public started before he was elected speaker. He was involved is civic education through the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) and privately through a radio programme in Kameme FM educating the masses on their rights and the law in general. He was also the vice-chair of the Kitale High Court Users association. This passion later drove him to run for the office of the Speaker.