Okong’o Omogeni is a former LSK president and the senior counsel who represented some of the Pangani Six from the Cord coalition at the Milimani law courts in Nairobi following their arrest over hate speech.
Okongo Omogeni Education
Born in 1970 in the then Kisii district,Okong’o Omogeni attended Tinderet Primary School, then moved to Kericho Primary and later to Shauri Moyo in Kisumu where he sat his Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) in 1983.
In 1984, Okong’o joined Isabania Secondary School where he sat his ‘O’ levels in 1987. A year later, he joined Kabianga High School for his ‘A’ levels which he completed in 1989.
The senior counsel graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1993 with a bachelor of law degree.
Okong’o Omogeni Career
Omogeni was elected LSK president in 2007 a post he held until 2010 when his term ended. He has also served as a member of Media Council of Kenya and also chaired the defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission Advisory Board.
In 2012, President Mwai Kibaki made him a senior counsel. O’mogeni ventured into politics in 2013 where he contested for the Nyamira senatorial seat on an ODM ticket which he lost to the incumbent Ford Kenya’s Kennedy Okong’o Mongare.
After being floored in the elections, he went back to class at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for masters degree in governance and leadership.
Okong’o Omogeni Family
Very little is known about Omogeni’s family however he recently revealed that his father died while he was still in high school and that he owes his success to his mother Milkah and his wife.
He talks of Jacqueline his wife, who he met at the law school,he says she has been the pillar of his family and largely accounts for the stability in his family through the solid support she has offered.