Up close with Kennedy Musyoka

By Allan Tawai.

Kalonzo Musyoka’s son, Kennedy Musyoka, has caused a rift in the National Assembly following his nomination to the EALA. Ken is among four people picked by NASA but Jubilee sees it as nepotism and has opposed it. However, NASA has maintained that it will not add other nominees to the four.

National Super Alliance (NASA) deputy flag bearer Kalonzo Musyoka’s family has been on the spotlight lately with regards to his Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation and his son Kennedy Musyoka.

The board in charge of NGOs in Kenya suspended Kalonzo Musyoka’s foundation on grounds that it was used to launder money. Then came the nomination of Ken to the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) by Kalonzo’s Wiper Party.

This has caused a major stand-off in the national assembly, with the Jubilee side insisting that NASA has to submit more names in the list of four. This has grounded activities at EALA headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania due to lack of quorum.

Ken recently had an interview with Nation where he talked about his nomination and the controversy surrounding it. Watchtower.co.ke now brings you some of the things you probably did not know about Ken as the controversy rages on.

  1. Age

Kennedy was born in 1987 to the former vice president and his wife Pauline. He is the eldest son of Kalonzo. He is 30 years old.

  1. Education

Ken is among the lucky students who hail from rich families in Kenya. He went to the Brook house School in Nairobi for his primary and secondary levels. He then joined the University of New Castle in New South Wales, Australia, where he studied politics, public police and international relations.

He completed in 2010 and enrolled for a law degree at the University of Nairobi. He graduated in 2014 and is now pursuing a diploma at the Kenya School of Law.

  1. Work

Upon completion of his first degree, Ken returned to Kenya and worked as a teller at Equity Bank along Moi Avenue. He also worked at the bank’s legal office. He is currently the secretary general of the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation.

  1. Hobbies/Interests

Ken is a fan of poetry and he likes reading biographies. He also consults for the Wiper party as part of the team that makes decisions.


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