Musalia Mudavadi is a respected Kenyan politician with a legacy of serving in the government for decades. Besides, he is spokesman of the Luhya community and kingpin in Western Kenya politics. Let’s turn to Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi biography for more on his age, family background, education, career, and CV.
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The influence of Musalia Mudavadi extends to every part of the country. Therefore, he is a national leader of interest likely to face Raila Amolo Odinga and William Ruto at the ballot come 2022. As we wait for the ongoing political realignment to settle, let us meet Mudavadi in person.
Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi profiles summary
- Real names: Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi
- Date of birth: Sep 21, 1960
- Birth sign: Virgo
- Place of birth: Sabatia, Vihiga district
- Mudavadi age: 62 years old
- Ethnicity: Luhya
- County: Vihiga county
- Occupation: Politician, businessman
- Party: Amani National Congress
- Musalia Mudavadi wife: Tessie Shangatti Mudavadi
- Mudavadi children: 3
- Daughter: Maryanne Mudavadi
- Years active: 3
- Religion: Quaker faith
Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi is famous for serving as the seventh Vice President of Kenya and Deputy Prime Minister between 2008 and 2012.
Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi biography with pictures
Musalia Mudavadi is a promising Kenyan presidential candidate come 2022.
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He is currently coming up with a manifesto that will sell his interests to every part of the country.
Who is Musalia Mudavadi in Kenya?
Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi is a Kenyan politician, former deputy president, deputy prime minister, and now presidential aspirant in the 2022 general elections.
He is a strong believer in democracy as well as an advocate for a free and fair society.
How old is Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi?
Musalia Mudavadi age is 62 years as of 2023. The ANC leader will be celebrating his 61st birthday later in the year.
Some people assume that Mudavadi is older owing to his continual presence in politics since president Moi’s regime.
Mudavadi ethnicity, tribe, and religious believes
Musalia Mudavadi is from the Maragoli ethnic group of the Luhya tribe in Kenya.
The famous Mudavadi is of the Quaker faith which forbids one from taking oath of office.
Musalia Mudavadi education and CV
Mudavadi started schooling at Nairobi Primary School, he proceeded to Nairobi school for his A-levels.
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Good grades saw Mudavadi joining the University of Nairobi for his undergraduate in Bachelor of Arts, Land Economics.
Thereafter, Mudavadi graduated with a Masters’ degree in Land economics from the University of Nairobi.
Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi biography on family
Mudavadi is a father of 3 lovely children among them;
- Moses Mudavadi
- Michael Mudavadi
- Maryanne Mudavadi
He is also husband to the beautiful Tessie Shangatti.
Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi wife Tessie Shangatti
Mudavadi and his wife Tessie Shangatti have been married for 30 years now since 1990.
The couple has three grown up children pursuing independent careers away from the limelight.
Political career of Musalia Mudavadi
Musalia Mudavadi became a Member of Parliament, Sabatia Constituency in 1989.
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He succeed his late father Moses Mudavadi. He went on to retain the parliamentary seat in the 1992 and 1997 elections.
He became vice president in 2002 in the regime of President Mwai Kibaki.
In 2007, Mudavadi became a Minister of Local Government and Deputy Prime Minister.
A rising appetite for the presidential seat saw Mudavadi forming the Amani National Congress Party in 2015.
He has since remained a party leader and presidential aspirant.
Musalia Mudavadi net worth and properties
Mudavadi is among the (millionaires) richest people in Kenya, having worked with private and public institutions.
He is one of the few tycoons with expensive properties and personal choppers.
Insider sources estimate Musalia Mudavadi net worth at 30 billion as of 2021.
He has amassed much of this wealth from multi-billion business deals. Also, proceedings from high ranking positions in private and government offices.
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Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi biography tells us of a man he has become since joining politics in 1989. It also shares intimate details of his prosperous family and multi-billion empire.