Edwin Sifuna biography, age, profile, experiences, academics, background

Edwin Sifuna (born 22 May 1986) is a very popular politician in Kenya. He is one of the widely known aggressive and vocal political heavyweights Kenya has produced.

He makes headlines for his controversial encounters with other notable political personalities. Edwin has over a decade and five (fifteen) years of experience in his legal practice.

As a renowned lawyer and notable politician, he has managed to create a path for himself in both fields.

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Edwin Watenya biography
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NameEdwin Sifunaverification badge
Age34 years old
Date of birth22 May 1986
OriginBungoma County
NationalityKenyan
EducationKSL.Dip Law
LL.B
Alma materKenya School of Law
University of Nairobi
ProfessionLawyer, Politician
Marital statusMarried
GenderMale

Background

His date of birth is on 22 May 1986 and he is indigenous to Bungoma County. The country saw him start his academic pursuit. He is not only the notable personality in his family. Yes! His family boasts of other well-known politicians like Sifuna Lawrence.

Experiences

His legal and political career has gained him several experiences and expertise.

  • Proprietor at the Watenya Sifuna & Company Advocates (Apr 2013 – Present).
  • Manager, Admin & Legal, Magnate Ventures Ltd (Sep 2010 – Mar 2013).
  • Legal & Admin Officer, Mini Group of Companies (Feb 2009 – Apr 2010).
  • Lawyer, Kairu & McCourt Advocates (Sep 2005 – Oct 2006).

Academics

In 2001, he started his academic pursuit at the University of Nairobi (UoN) and graduated in 2005. After graduating from the institution, he enrolled for a Law diploma at the Kenya School of Law.

The politician has many good things to say about his days in the university. Edwin describes his days in the higher institution as being “fun and memorable”.

Then he loved to party and would go to parties in the company of friends. These social gatherings were where he and his friends spent their money and drank. 

Edwin’s interest in politics dates back to his days on campus. Then he was part of the student strikers who stood against the new mandatory requirements for Law students to enroll for a diploma in the Kenya School of Law after they graduate from their undergraduate program.

Career

Edwin Watenya began his career journey as a lawyer at Kairu & Mc Court Advocates. In 2009, he occupied the position of Legal and Administration Officer at Mini Group of Companies.

A year later he landed the role of Manager, Administration, and Legal at a leading advertising company Magnate Ventures Ltd. He sat in the position for three years before her started his private practice, Watenya Sifuna & Company Advocates.

Edwin was elected to serve under the position of Vice-Chairperson at the Center for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), Kenya in 2019.

Earlier in 2017, during the general elections, Edwin ran for the Nairobi senatorial seat. He offered a manifesto that would address widespread unemployment, waste management needs, and traffic congestion. 

Johnstone Sakaja emerged winner after Edwin and other rivals including Dennis Nthumbi and Suzanne Lengwa were defeated.

In February 2018, he became the Secretary-General of the Orange Democratic Movement party. He succeeded the post from Ababu Namwamba.

Edwin Sifuna is an eager and enthusiastic Building Bridges Initiative supporter. It is worth mentioning that he is in a close relationship with Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister.

Personal life

Edwin Sifuna got married in 2010. According to sources online, she is from a family with a political background. His father-in-law, Wamukoya Joseph, served as a Matungu Member of Parliament.

Debate

In January 2021 he was involved in a heated debate against Nelson Havi, LSK President. The debate aired on Citizen TV and was on a discussion on Law vs Politics.

Edwin accused his opponent of allowing the title of the Law Society of Kenya get into his head. He further accused him of expecting everyone to treat him as such.

The topic of the debate revolved around the “BBI, the race for Nairobi County top seat by various groups and the judiciary in Kenya”. The debate triggered mixed reactions from the viewers, others congratulated the leadership of LSK under Havi.

Trivia

He is also active on social media and boasts of over four hundred and twenty-six thousand followers on Twitter. On IG, he has over five thousand six hundred followers. He posts updates on his political career and progress on these platforms.

References

  1. Zadock Thomas. “Edwin Sifuna Biography, Age, Career, Education, Family, Wife, Net Worth“. EA Feed.
  2. Edwin Sifuna’s profile on LinkedIn.
  3. Edwin Sifuna. Famous Birthdays.

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