Okiya Omtatah Okoiti is a vital Kenyan human activist and an engineer by profession. He is the senator-elect of Busia county after being elected in the Kenya’s 2022 general elections.
Omtatah was vying on little-known the National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA) and defeated ODM’s Hillary Itela who garnered 59,276 votes.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I am ready and excited to work for you. Thank you for this tremendous honor,” Okiya stated on his social media.
The senator-elect has always been on the forefront to challenge unconstitutional decisions in court. So far, he has sued over one thousand persons and made as many appearances in Kenyan courts than any other Kenyan.
Okiyah Omtatah Age and Place of birth and Tribe
Okiya is 57 years old as of the year 2022. Okiya Omtatah was born in Busia County on 30th November 1964. He was born in Busia and is of Luhya ethnicity.
Okiya Omtatah Education Background
The vital Kenyan activist joined St. Pauls’ Secondary School for form one and two. He was later transferred to St. Peters School in Mukumu in 1981 for his Form 3 and 4. At St Peters, he did well in his O level exams and was then admitted to for 5 and 6 in the same school and cleared high school education in 1983. Having did well in his examinations, he was admitted to The University of Nairobi for a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.
His aggressiveness started very many years back; he declined his admission to pursue commerce at University of Nairobi and instead joined St. Augustine in Mabanga, Bungoma where he pursued a Diploma in Philosophy. At St. Augustine, he was fatally injured and diagnosed with grand mal which made him almost to become mad.
His activism started while he was still schooling. At school, he realized his activism when they used to be given chances to say whatever was burning them to teachers. When given chances to speak, Okiya could stand up and submit grievances to teachers without any fear of victimization.
Okiya had passion and loved engineering stuff. He later decided to join Kenya Polytechnic to pursue Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. At Kenya Polytechnic, he graduated with a diploma in Mechanical and Automobile Engineering.
While he was in school for priesthood, Okiya Omtatah suffered an injury that affected his brain and he became epileptic hence couldn’t continue with the priesthood.
His health deteriorated severely he was taken to Aga Khan Hospital and was diagnosed with grand mal which is a permanent condition. His condition was so serious that it could not continue with priesthood.
Okiya Omtatah Family and Daughter’s Death
The activist has four elder sisters and he is the only boy in his family. He grew up in Teso South and was baptized in the Catholic Church of Kenya.
On 17th April 2020, Kenyans woke to sad news that Maryann Marisyanna Annuarite, Okiya’s daughter had succumbed to acute malaria on a Friday. The daughter had spent a week in coma at Nairobi Hospital.
Maryann is Okiya’s third born daughter who was a third-year student pursuing diplomacy and international relations at Riara University.
Okiya Omtatah Net worth
Apart from activism, Omtatah is a businessman and lives an above average life. His businesses are major sources of income to his family. Her estimated net worth as of the year 2022 is approximately over Kshs. 20 Million.
|Real Name||Okiya Omtatah Okoiti|
|Popularly Known as||Okiya Omtatah|
|Age||57 years old|
|Date of Birth||30th November, 1964|
|Education Level||Bachelor’s Degree|
|Place of Birth||Busia, Kenya|
|Net worth||20 Million|
|Profession||Human Activist, Politician|