Dr Mukhisa Kituyi is an aspiring presidential candidate aiming for the country’s top seat in the 2022 general election. Kituyi hopes to bring a fresh wave to the presidential seat should he win the race against his competitors.
He is pacing up, getting the right people around him and rallying support to push his bid forward. This article looks into his biography taking note of what he promises to deliver to the Kenyan citizens should he win the election.
Mukhisa Kituyi Age and Place of Birth
Mukhisa Kituyi is aged sixty five and hails from Kenya’s Western region – Bungoma County.
Mukhisa Kituyi Educational Background
Mukhisa is a keen academician. He is an alumnus of Makerere University where he was an honors graduate of a BA program in Political Science and International Relations. He further progressed to the University of Bergen in Norway to study PhD in Social Anthropology, a postgraduate of Philosophy in Development Studies and a Diploma in Science. This is where he met his wife, Ling Kituyi.
Mukhisa Kituyi Career Journey
Mukhisa holds a remarkable career journey under his belt actively packed with a broad engagement base. His pioneer footing was in the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) at the role of director and as Programme Officer at the Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD) in Nairobi.
The political world came calling in 1992 when he took up a parliamentary seat for two consecutive terms and later took up the role of Minister of Trade and Industry for five years since 2002. He was an indispensable character in parliament leading several international negotiations, collaborations and partnerships such as the European Union-ACP Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations.
His contribution to the African leadership has been immense since 2008 when he was part of the advisory committee tasked to advise EAC presidents on establishing effective international economic links. He was a consultant to the African Union Commission on creating an open trading space for African nations.
Mukhisa Kituyi’s brilliance was further implemented in his leadership of the Kenya Institute of Governance which brings up scholarly research findings and channel their implementation in developing public policy. After his role at the institute, he then went to the UN serving as Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD between 2013 and 2021 before his bid announcement. He seeks to bring change in governance of the country and streamline system structures in Kenya.
Mukhisa Kituyi Personal Life, Wife, Family
Mukhisa is married to a Norwegian lady, Ling Kituyi who is currently the Head of Staff Health and Well Being at UNHCR in Switzerland. The couple has four children, the late Ivar Makari Kituyi, Sitati Kituyi, Laila Mayilila and Thor Masasule. The late Ivar Kituyi succumbed to a diabetic attack in 2015. His family is of scholars and all are exemplary performers in their academics and career choices. Mukhisa is also a grandfather.
Mukhisa Kituyi Net worth and Assets
Mukhisa’s net worth is yet to be made public knowledge and so is his asset portfolio
|Real Name||Mukhisa Kituyi|
|Age||65 years old|
|Place of Birth||Bungoma|
|Net worth||Under review|