Cyprian Awiti
Governor of Homa Bay County
Assumed office
2015
PresidentUhuru Kenyatta
Personal details
BornDecember 14, 1952
Homa Bay County
NationalityKenyan
Political partyOrange Democratic Movement
ProfessionPolitician

Cyprian Achilaus Otieno Awiti (born December 14, 1952 in Homa Bay County) is Kenyan politician. He is the Governor of Homa Bay County in Kenya.[1] He is a member of Orange Democratic Movement and a member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy.[2][3][4]

Early life and education

Awiti was born in Rachuonyo Sub County, Homa Bay County in Kenya. Awiti attended his primary school at Mawego Primary School in Rachuonyo. He then attended Mawego Secondary school. He then studied Electrical engineering at Mombasa Technical Training Institute. In 1984 he enrolled into the University of Manchester studying Management Administration and graduated in 1987 with a Master of Education.

Career

Awiti began his career working for Kenya's Ministry of Public Works as an Electrical Inspector, he left after a few years and began working at Mombasa Polytechnic as a Senior lecturer. In 1993, he was appointed country director at Marie Stopes Kenya where he served there till 2010. In 2013 he was elected Governor of Homa Bay County.[5]

Controversy

On July 14, 2015 Cyprian Awiti was summoned by the Senate Committee on County Public Accounts to explain how he spent Sh11.8 million on renovation of the Governor's office through a tender given through restrictive process few days after his assumption of office.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Why Governor Awiti should endorse this politician as his successor". hivisasa.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Nyamori, Protus Onyango and Moses. "What options for these governors after the end of their two terms in office?". The Standard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Why Governor Cyprian Awiti has been trending". Nairobi News. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Wanga: I won't shift political base to Kisumu". Daily Nation. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Google Groups". Google. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Governor grilled over Sh30m office repairs". Daily Nation. Retrieved December 4, 2018.