Mr. Mbugua is currently the Principal Superintending Geologist and Acting Secretary in the Directorate of Petroleum at the State Department of Petroleum and Mining. His directorate is responsible for overseeing the exploration of Oil and Gas fields, determination of their commerciality, licensing and ensuring compliance with environmental protection policies. He has extensive experience, spanning over 25 years, and has been involved in the exploration of geothermal, coal, oil and gas in Kenya.
Mr. Mbugua holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Science Degree in Structural Geology from the University of Leeds, UK. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Technology from Auckland University, New Zealand and a Certificate in Geothermal Energy and Environmental Sciences from Kyushu University, Japan.
He is a member of the Geological Society of Kenya (GSK) and the Geologist Registration Board (GRB)