Ekwe Ethuro Biography
Ekwe Ethuro (Ekwe David Ethuro) was born on 31st December 1963 Turkana county. He is a Kenyan politician and the speaker of the senate.
His parents were among the first Christian converts in Turkana. They constantly advised him on the importance of the ‘white man’s education’ and how it could mean a better future, he went ahead to do exactly as they wished. His father was a polygamist with a large family of 15. He is married to his college sweetheart Judith Ethuro. The couple has four young school going children.
Before joining Parliament, Mr Ethuro, an ardent soccer lover and member of the Bunge FC team, served as a deputy country representative for Oxfam and as a research scientist for the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute.
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Ekwe Ethuro Education Background
1989-1992:Graduate Student of Clemson University, USA (MSC (AG ECO))
1985-1988: Undergraduate Student of University of Nairobi(BSC (Agriculture))
1982-1983:Secondary School Student, (Advanced Level (KACE))
1978-1981: Secondary School Student of Lodwar High School(Kenya Certificate of Education)
1975-1977: Primary School Student of Lokori (Certificate of Primary Education)
1971-1975: Primary School Student of Kalokol
Ekwe Ethuro Political Positions
Current Political Positions
Started 28th March 2013: Speaker of the Senate
Started 13th February 2013:Coalition Member of Jubilee Alliance
Started 8th February 2013:Member of United Republican Party (URP)
Previous Political Positions
8th February 2013- 4th March 2013:Aspirant Senator for Turkana county.
2008-4th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Turkana Central
2007-14th January 2013: Member of Party of National Unity
2006-2008: Cabinet Assistant Minister for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030
2003-2007:Member of Parliament for Turkana Central
Ekwe Ethuro as Speaker of the Senate
Jubilee won a majority in the Senate during the 2013 general elections, with 30 seats.During his victory speech, Ethuro promised to uphold the rule of law and offer stewardship leadership.He also paid tribute to the pioneer Senators of post-independence, promising to look up to them for inspiration, guidance and advice. Ethuro won the elections for speaker of the senate with the backing of the Jubilee coalition, managing 38 votes against CORD’s Farah Maalim’s 29 votes in the second round of voting.
Ekwe Ethuro Job History
Started 1994:Deputy Country Representative of Oxfam (Kenya)
1992-1993: Team Leader of Livestock Socio-Economist
1989-1993: Research Scientist of KARI
1984-1985: Project Coordinator of World Vision International
Ekwe Ethuro Committee Membership
From 2008 – Up to 2012: Member of Departmental Committee on Energy, Communications and Information
From 2008 – Up to2012: Member of Constituencies Development Fund (CDF Act) Committee
Ekwe Ethuro Family; Wife and Children
Ekwe Ethuro is married to his college sweetheart Judith Ethuro. The couple has four young school going children.
Ekwe Ethuro- Baragoi Massacre
In 2012, Ethuro and three other members of parliament from Turkana county were summoned by the CID director to shed some light on what they knew about the murder of 41 police officers in Suguta Valley.
Along with Turkana South MP Josephat Nanok, Ekwe Ethuro was charged with incitement to violence, becoming the second set of leaders to be put in the dock over the Baragoi killings. They appeared before chief magistrate Waweru Kiarie but did not plead to the charge, claiming it was a violation of their rights and an abuse of the judicial system.
The two MPs were released on a cash bail awaiting a ruling on whether to refer the matter to the High Court. The court later dismissed the incitement case against the two Members of Parliament.
Chief magistrate Waweru Kiarie ruled that the charges preferred against Turkana South MP Josphat Nanok and his Turkana Central counterpart David Ekwe Ethuro were defective.
Through lawyers Katwa Kigen and Jotham Arwa, the legislators claimed that the charges raised constitutional issues and asked the magistrate to suspend the plea and refer the matter to the High Court for interpretation.
Ekwe Ethuro contacts
Address: P.O. Box 66713, Nairobi, Kenya
P.O Box 41842 – 00100
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