Edwin Sifuna biography
Edwin Sifuna Watenya is a Kenyan politician and lawyer, He was born on the 22nd of May 1986 in Bungoma Kenya. He is the current senator of Nairobi County.
Edwin Sifuna age
The senator was born on 22nd May 1986, he is 37 years old.
Edwin Sifuna education background
Sifuna received his early education at Kakamega Township where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). He later joined Musingu High School where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
After completing his secondary education, he joined the University of Nairobi where he pursued a Bachelor of Laws degree. He graduated with honors in 2005.
In 2007, Sifuna joined the Kenya School of Law, where he received his post-graduate diploma in legal practice. He was admitted to the bar in the same year and began his legal career journey as an advocate in private practice.
Edwin Sifuna Career
Edwin is an accomplished lawyer and has been in private legal practice for over 18 years. He is a partner at the law firm Watenya Sifuna & Associates Advocates, which is based in Nairobi. He started practicing at Kairu & Mack Court Advocates in 2005. Sifuna later served as the Legal and Administration officer. In addition, Sifuna also worked at Magnet Venture Ltd as the Manager, Administration.
As a lawyer, Sifuna has represented clients in a wide range of legal matters, including corporate law, commercial law, and litigation. He has been involved in several high-profile cases and has been recognized for his legal expertise and professionalism.
Edwin Sifuna Watenya Political Career
Edwin Sifuna’s political career began in 2013 when he vied for the Kandunyi Member of parliament seat but was unsuccessful. He moved his political ambitions to the city of Nairobi where he took a hit at the senatorial seat of the county but lost to Johnson Sakaja in the 2017 general election.
In 2018 after his defeat, Edwin was elected as the Secretary General of the ODM party, a position he still holds. He took the seat after Ababu na Mwamba was outstared by the party due to a fallout with party officials.
As the Secretary-General, he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the party and plays a key role in shaping the party’s policies and agenda. He has been instrumental in the party’s efforts to strengthen its grassroots structures, promotes youth participation in politics, and increase the representation of women in political leadership positions.
In the 2022 general election, he again contested for the senatorial seat this time managing to bag a majority vote. He managed to bring down UDA’s Bishop Margaret Wanjiru who had 524,021 votes against Sifunas’ 716,876.
Edwin Sifuna Wife
Sifuna is married to the daughter of former Matungulu MP Joseph Wamukoya. The couple has children but has not yet made specific information available to the public.
Edwin Sifuna Family
Details on the whereabouts of Sifuna’s mother and father have not yet been availed to the public. However, the senator is the nephew of former long-serving MP Lawrence Sifuna.
Edwin Sifuna salary
As a senator, he receives a basic salary of around KSh. 510,000 a month and allowances as high as KSh. 250,000. However, we cannot ascertain how much he earns from being ODM party Secretary.
Edwin Sifuna Net Worth
The Nairobi County senator is estimated to be worth between Ksh. 100 – 200 million. Sifuna is a testament to his commitment to public service and his dedication to making a positive impact on his community and his country. He is an inspiration to many young Kenyans who aspire to make a difference in their country.
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Lawrence Sifuna and Edwin Sifuna
The relationship between Lawrence and Edwin is that of uncle and nephew.
Frequently asked Questions about Senator Sifuna
Is Edwin Sifuna married?
Well, although not much is in the public, Edwin is married to the daughter of former Matungulu MP Joseph Wamukoya.
How old is Edwin Sifuna?
The Nairobi County senator is 37 years old.
Which tribe is Edwin Sifuna?
Edwin was born in Bungoma County, a county that is mostly inhabited by Luhya community. Therefore, it is safe to assume that he is a Luhya.