Musalia Mudavadi Biography

Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi was born 21st September, 1960 in Sabatia, Vihiga District. Mudavadi is an ethnic Maragoli from the populous Luhya community, after his late father, he is the only other Kenyan politician who does not swear oaths of office because his faith forbids it.

Musalia Mudavadi served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2008- 2012 May when he resigned officially to join the presidential race and is the current Party Leader of Amani National Congress (ANC) after decamping from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) led by the  Raila Odinga in 2012 where before his resignation  served as the deputy party leader.

He first became an MP in 1989, when he was elected unopposed to take the Sabatia Constituency seat vacated by his deceased father Moses Mudavadi.

Musalia Mudavadi – Education Background

Graduate student University of Nairobi (Master in lands economics)

Undergraduate Student of University of Nairobi (Bachelor of Arts, Land Economics )

Secondary School Student of Nairobi School (A level’s )

Primary School Student of Nairobi Primary School

Musalia Mudavadi – Political Positions

Current Political Positions

started January 2013 : Party Leader of United Democratic Forum Party (UDF)

Started 2013 : Coalition Member of Amani (Peace) Coalition

Previous Political Positions

May 2012 → 4th March 2013 : Deputy Prime Minister

2011 → 4th March 2013 : Aspirant President of Kenya

2008 → 4th March 2013 : Member of Parliament for Sabatia

2007 → 14th January 2013 : Founder Member of Orange Democratic Movement

April 2008 → April 2012 : Deputy Prime Minister & Cabinet Minister of Local Government

November 2002 → December 2002 : Vice President of Kenya

July 2002 → December 2002 : Cabinet Minister for Transport & Communications

1998 → 2002 : Member of Parliament for Sabatia

1992 → 2002 : Vice Chair of Kenya African National Union

September 1999 → June 2001 : Cabinet Minister for Transport & Communications

January 1998 → September 1999 : Cabinet Minister of Agriculture

July 1998 → May 1999 : Leader of Government Business, Parliament

January 1993 → December 1997 : Cabinet Minister of Finance

1993 → 1997 : Member of Parliament for Sabatia

May 1989 → 1992 : Cabinet Minister for Supplies & Marketing

1989 → 1992 : Secretary of Kenya African National Union

1989 → 1992 : Member of Parliament for Sabatia

Musalia Mudavadi – Professional Career

1985 → 1989 : Director of Tysons Limited

1984 → 1985 : Land economist of National Housing Corporation

Musalia Mudavadi – Membership

Ongoing : Member, Board of Governors of World bank

Ongoing : Chair, Board of Governors of African Development Bank (ABD) Group

2008 → 2012 : Member of House Business Committee

Member of Kenya Parliamentary Committee on the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission 1998

Member of National Dialogue and Reconciliation Committee Chaired by H.E. Koffi Annan, former Secretary-General, United Nations, after the post election violence.

Musalia Mudavadi – Achievements

Award for Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH)

1997 – Up to date : Founder  of Mudavadi Memorial Foundation ;The focus is on four key areas considered vital to the development and improvement of ones self namely: Education, Health, Culture and Economic Development.

Musalia Mudavadi – Social Life

Patron of Kenya Rubgy Football Union Nairobi  ;Kenya Sport and Recreation

Patron of Vihiga Cultural Festival Vihiga, Kenya ;Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Musalia Mudavadi – Wealth

Musalia mudavadi has interests in banks, insurance, property, residential houses in the city’s riverside estate. unga house westlands also belongs to him. he also owns a property management company. His mululu home in kakamega is also worth millions of shillings.

Musalia Mudavadi – Family

He is the son of Moses Mudavadi and Hannah Mudavadi.

His wife is Tessie Shaghatti  Mudavadi

He has three children : Maryanne Mudavadi, Moses Mudavadi, Michael Mudavadi.

Musalia Mudavadi Mission And Vision

A Dignified Life

Every Kenyan has a right to live a dignified life.

This is a life in which citizens of all classes enjoy social, economic and political stability and live in a powerful nation state with strong shared core values and principles; where each one is free from all forms of poverty and deprivation.

By living a dignified life Kenyans of all walks of life will be able to uphold the rule of law and respect freedoms and liberties enshrined in our newly enacted constitution. They will consciously resist the culture of influence peddling and replace it with servant leadership.

I seek to rid our country and our people the indignities that go with widespread poverty and therefore subjecting the majority of Kenyans to the inability to voice and demand for their fair share.

I have a mission to anchor Kenya on a collective partnership aimed at nurturing and enhancing the human dignity of Kenyans based on collective action guided by the rule of law and supported by a sense of equitable sharing of our national resources.

The well being of Kenyans informs my decisions. It is my conviction that every Kenyan has a right to a dignified life and I believe given the mandate to lead this country Kenyans shall indeed enjoy a Dignified Life!

Musalia Mudavadi – Contacts

Address : Parliament Buildings
Parliament Rd.
P.O Box 41842 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Email :

TEL: 020 4450929



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