Amason Kingi is a Kenyan politician and the current senate speaker. He is also the immediate two-term governor of Kilifi County. Kingi founded Pamoja African Party.
Prior to ascending to the governorship, Kingi was a member of parliament of Magarini constituency in Kilifi County. Besides politics who is Kingi?
Read also: List of 2022 elected governors in Kenya
Amason Kingi real name, place of birth and age
Amason Kingi was born in 1974 in the Magarini constituency in Kilifi County. His official name is Amason Jeffah Kingi.
Our effort to find out about his parents and other siblings was not successful. As such we shall update this section when the information is available.
Amason J. Kingi’s education
- Duration: 1979 – 1983
- Institution: Kenya School of Law
- Qualification: Diploma in Law
- Duration: 1984 – 1987
- Institution: University of Nairobi
- Qualification: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
Duration: 1989 to 1992.
Institution: Alliance Boys High School
Qualification: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
Institution: Magarini Primary School
Qualification: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)
Amason J. Kingi wife and children
The astute politician married Liz Kingi. The couple has two children. However, our effort to get the details about the children was not possible. An update to this information will be done.
Additionally, details about how Kingi met the love of his life remain their close secret. As such we were unable to get these details.
Amason Kingi’s career journey
After graduating from the university, Kingi practiced as a lawyer in a Mombasa-based law firm (2000-2003). He participated in the Constitution of Kenya Reform Commission (CKRC)as a district coordinator for the Kilifi District. However, his passion for politics was intense and inviting.
In 2003, Kingi successfully vied for Magarini Member of Parliament seat. He was among the youngest serving MP during the Late Mwai Kibaki regime. In 2007, Amason Kingi successfully defended his parliamentary seat using an Orange Democratic Party (ODM) ticket. He held the seat upto 2013.
During his service as an Mp, he was appointed as Minister for East African Community Affairs between (2008-2010) and the Ministry of Fisheries Development (2010-2013).
In 2013, his political ambition got bigger. He vied for the gubernatorial seat of Kilifi County under the 2010 Constitution. He won the election and became the pioneer Kilifi County Governor. In 2017, he successfully defended his second and final Kilifi County governor’s seat.
Amason Kingi speaker election at the Senate
Amason was elected as the Senate speaker on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Thereafter, he was sworn in as a senate speaker.
In the election, he garnered 46 votes out of a probable 67 votes. Therefore, he gained more than the required 2/3 votes. The election was conducted by house Clerk Jeremiah Nyegenye.