John Krop Lonyangapuo Biography
H.E Prof. John Krop Lonyangapuo is the second and current governor of West Pokot county. Prof Lonyangapuo, a seasoned politician and a member of KANU, recently served as the first senator of West Pokot county before embarking on his journey for the gubernatorial position. He was the former Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Industrialization (2008 – 2010), under the Leadership of President Mwai Kibaki.
Prof Lonyagapuo has risen from humble beginnings to now; a household name in Kenyan politics. Previously, the governor held senior government positions in the Kenyatta and Kibaki administrations where he served as the permanent secretary-Min of Industrialization (2010-2012) and later on served in the same capacity, Min of Public works (2008-2010) following a reshuffle by the then president Kibaki.
During his tenure as the PS, Prof Lonyangapuo facilitated a lot of development; improving the state of roads and building bridges across the county. He is also credited for initiating academic institutions in West Pokot, Tiaty in Baringo and Eastern Uganda. The governor, who is passionate about matters education was appointed the principal of Chepkoilel campus, which was a constituent of Moi university then, serving from the year 2002-2007.
John Krop Lonyangapuo Age
John Lonyangapuo born 10 December 1964 in Kanyarkwat, West Pokot County, Kenya. He is 54 years old as of 2018. Lonyangapuo is a Kenyan by nationality and he belongs to black ethnicity.
John Krop Lonyangapuo Education Background
At the age of 10, Lonyangapuo joined Kanyarkwat primary school where he sat for his certificate of Primary Education(CPE), then proceeded to Ortum Secondary School for his ‘O’ levels, subsequently emerging top in his class.
He then joined St. Mary’s School of Yala for his ‘A’ levels in 1985. Prof. Lonyangapuo joined Egerton University for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In 1995, he got a scholarship for Doctorate in Applied Mathematics in the University of Leeds, UK. After three years in Leeds, he returned to Kenya and joined Egerton University as a senior lecturer.
John Lonyangapuo Married | John Lonyangapuo Daughters
Lonyangapuo is a married man. He is married to Mary Lonyangapuo since 1993 (a lecturer at Moi University). He is blessed with children. He has three daughters Rachael (class 4), Abigail (class 7) and (Chenangat) about 25 years old as of 2019. Chenangat did her KCSE in 2011 in Alliance Girls Highschool who was ranked position four nationally, It was here that Chenangat, the daughter to John Lonyangapuo, declared she wanted to be an environmentalist.
John Krop Lonyangapuo Political Career
Prof. Lonyangapuo entered politics in 2007 after nearly two decades of academic and public service experience and unsuccessfully challenged a KANU ticket for the Kapenguria parliamentary seat, emerging third.
He resigned as PS in September 2012 and ran for the senatorial seat of West Pokot, competing against experienced politicians; Hon. Samwel Poghisio and Rev. Julius Murgor who then served parliamentarians for Kacheliba and Kapenguria,and minister and assistant minister, respectively. He became the KANU party’s flag bearer where he won with a landslide, garnering 72 percent of the votes.
The CountyTrak Senator’s approval survey, conducted by Infotrak Research and Consulting on behalf of the Daily Nation in 2015, Prof John Krop Lonyangapuo of West Pokot was the highest ranked Senator in the country, with an approval rating of 74.5 per cent. He was then referred as ‘senator 1’ by his colleagues and constituents for his debating prowess and contributions in the senate.
In 2016, Prof. Lonyangapuo declared his interest to run for the West Pokot county gubernatorial seat which was hotly contested and he subsequently won during the elections conducted on 8/8/2017.
John Krop Lonyangapuo Highest Ranked Senator
The CountyTrak Senator’s approval survey that was carried out between December 2014 and February 2015 and was conducted by Infotrak Research and Consulting on behalf of the Daily Nation, with 28,200 people interviewed countrywide.
According to the pollster, the survey was conducted through computer-assisted telephone interviews among adults in various counties. Forty-six counties were ranked, leaving out Homa Bay because at the time it was not represented in the Senate following the death of Mr. Otieno Kajwang. Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho said respondents were asked: How would you rate the performance of your senator on a scale of 1-10 where 1 is extremely poor and 10 is excellent?
Prof John Krop Lonyangapuo of West Pokot was the highest-ranked Senator in the country, with an approval rating of 74.5 percent.
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John Krop Lonyangapuo Contacts
Physical Address: Parliament Buildings Parliament Rd.
Address: P. O. Box 28020 Nairobi 00100
County: West Pokot
Date of Birth: 1964