Moody Awori Biography and Profile

Arthur Moody Awori was born on 5th December 1927 in Butere, he was populary known as “Uncle Moody”, was the 9th Vice President of Kenya from 25 September 2003 to 9 January 2008.

Moody Awori  Education Background

Moody Awori later joined Makerere University in Uganda

In 1935, Moody Awori joined Mangu High School.

Moody Awori Political Positions

January 2003 → 2007 : Minister for Home Affairs

Sptember 2003 → January 2008 : Vice President

2003 → 2007 : Member of Parliament for Funyula

2002 → 2007: Member of National Rainbow Coalition

October 2001 → 2002 Assistant Minister for Tourism & Wildlife

1998 → 2002 : Member of Parliament for Funyula

September 1999 → October 2001 : Assistant Minister (Education, Science and Technology)

1993 → 1997 : Member of Parliament for Funyula

1989 → 1992 : Member of Parliament for Funyula

1984 → 1988 : Member of Parliament for Funyula

Moody Awori Awards

Moody Awori is also the founder chairman of the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.

He holds an honorary doctorate degree from the University of New Hampshire in the United States of America. He was awarded the degree in May 2004 in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the disadvantaged in society, particularly the disabled and the poor. tute of Secretaries.

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the nation and the society in general, the Kenyan Government decorated him with two high level State awards – Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) and Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH).

Moody Awori Family

Moody Awori is married to Rose Awori. The couple has five adult children – two sons and three daughters – and grandchildren.

Moody Awori Children

Uncle Moody Awori has five adult children, two sons, three daughters and grandchildren.

Moody Awori Children
Former vice-president Moody Awori (second right) with some members of his family (from left) Pat Awori, Dennis Awori and Judi Wakhungu (far right) at his home in Lavington.

Moody Awori Death

A poorly crafted joke emerged on Tuesday may 26 2015 evening about the “death” of Kenya’s ninth Vice-President. The false news was about former Funyula MP Moody Awori, who is still alive and well.


To prove his point, the blogger faked tweets from three credible Twitter pages of two known personalities and that of the Nation Media Group (NMG).

As Kenyans started to ask what had happened to Mr Awori, the blogger embedded “tweets” from NMG’s news alerts handle, @NationBreaking, supposedly breaking the news.

It was a minute after 8pm.

The blogger claimed that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale sent their condolences to the family of the former VP.

On Wednesday, Mr Odinga denied the tweets linked to him.

Philip Etale, the director of communications of the Orange Democratic Movement, which Mr Odinga leads, announced the rumours had been a bad joke and told the public to ignore the “news”.

When the Nation team contacted associates of Awori family, they confirmed the Uncle Moody was alive.

On Wednesday, we paid the veteran politician a visit at his home in Nairobi, where he was relaxing with his children and other family members, including Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu and Dennis Awori, the chairman of Toyota Kenya.

During the visit, Mr Awori and his family vehemently rebutted claims that he was ill and said that at no point was he admitted to hospital.

“As you can see, I am in perfect health. I do not understand why such information would be spread,” he said.


So how did the fake tweets happen?

There were similar kinds just days before Nelson Mandela died in 2013.

One of the victims was, of course, Paris Hilton’s page, which had ‘declared’ Mandela’s death, three days before his actual death.

In Uncle Moody’s case, the blogger simply snapped previous genuine tweets from the handles in question using an app, then edited out the contents and replaced them with the news of the ‘death’.

It looked genuine, except that it wasn’t.

First, the blogger initially had embedded another ‘tweet’ from the ‘Nation’ through its official handle, @dailynation.


The fakeness in the tweet was such that it had been written as “@DailyNation”.

The supposed tweets from the handles also indicated the old version of Twitter, suggesting that the tweets had in fact been edited out.

We may never know whether the blogger was up to fixing the Nation Media Group or the personalities of the other Twitter pages.

At the Nation Media Group, there are stringent approval procedures to be followed before a breaking-news item is published.

In this case, there was nothing to break and so it didn’t happen.

But there is a lesson in it.

Next time you want to prove the tweets are original, just check the timeline of those handles and not the embedded tweets, or call the owners.

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