Wycliffe Oparanya

ABOUT

H.E. Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, EGH is a Kenyan politician, serving as the incumbent governor of the Kakamega County in western Kenya, and the Council of Governors chairperson.

He was elected on 4, March 2013 becoming the first Governor of Kakamega County following promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya in 2010, and subsequently in August 2017, for his second term as governor. He is, therefore, the pioneer Governor of Kakamega County under the devolved system of governance in Kenya that established 47 counties. He was appointed on 14 January 2019 as the Council of Governors of Kenya chairperson.

Has two wives, Caroline and Priscilla and a number of children.
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”
– H.E. Wycliffe Oparanya
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE GOVERNOR OF KAKAMEGA, COUNTY 037
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EARLY LIFE

Wycliffe Oparanya was born at Emabole in Butere Constituency, Western Kenya on 25 March 1956.
He attended Mabole Primary School, Butere Boys High School, and Kisii High School.
He proceeded to and acquired a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Nairobi and is currently in the process of completing his PhD (Economics) at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He was awarded the prestigious recognition for his contribution to the accounting profession in 2014 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (FCPA). He is also a member of numerous other professional bodies.

Hon. Oparanya has 23 years experience in local and international Finance Management, Audit and Business Consultancy.
Before joining politics in 2002, Oparanya worked at the Kenya Aerotec Ltd. as Chief Financial Controller.

POLITICAL CAREER

Following his time at Kenya Aerotec Ltd, he plunged into politics and successfully captured the Butere parliamentary seat from Mr. Amukowa Anangwe.

He is now member of the Orange Democratic Movement as deputy chair and has represented Butere Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007 till “which year”.

Oparanya was among ministers appointed by secondment of then Prime Minister Raila Odinga from The Orange Democratic Movement party after the Raila signed the National Accord Act to form a coalition government with President Kibaki following the disputed 2007 elections. This made him Minister of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030.

BIO

ABOUT

H.E. Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, EGH is a Kenyan politician, serving as the incumbent governor of the Kakamega County in western Kenya, and the Council of Governors chairperson.

He was elected on 4, March 2013 becoming the first Governor of Kakamega County following promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya in 2010, and subsequently in August 2017, for his second term as governor. He is, therefore, the pioneer Governor of Kakamega County under the devolved system of governance in Kenya that established 47 counties. He was appointed on 14 January 2019 as the Council of Governors of Kenya chairperson.

Has two wives, Caroline and Priscilla and a number of children.

EARLY LIFE

Wycliffe Oparanya was born at Emabole in Butere Constituency, Western Kenya on 25 March 1956.
He attended Mabole Primary School, Butere Boys High School, and Kisii High School.
He proceeded to and acquired a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Nairobi and is currently in the process of completing his PhD (Economics) at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He was awarded the prestigious recognition for his contribution to the accounting profession in 2014 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (FCPA). He is also a member of numerous other professional bodies.

Hon. Oparanya has 23 years experience in local and international Finance Management, Audit and Business Consultancy.
Before joining politics in 2002, Oparanya worked at the Kenya Aerotec Ltd. as Chief Financial Controller.

POLITICAL CAREER

Following his time at Kenya Aerotec Ltd, he plunged into politics and successfully captured the Butere parliamentary seat from Mr. Amukowa Anangwe.

He is now member of the Orange Democratic Movement as deputy chair and has represented Butere Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007 till “which year”.

Oparanya was among ministers appointed by secondment of then Prime Minister Raila Odinga from The Orange Democratic Movement party after the Raila signed the National Accord Act to form a coalition government with President Kibaki following the disputed 2007 elections. This made him Minister of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030.

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”
– H.E. Wycliffe Oparanya
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE GOVERNOR OF KAKAMEGA, COUNTY 037
© Copyright 2021