Professor George Wajackoyah is one of the 2022 Kenyan presidential candidates. He is known for his humorous and hardline political statements, which have earned him admiration amongst Kenyan voters, especially the youth.
Professor George Wajackoyah was born as George Luchiri Wajackoyah and he has the nickname Wajackoyah the Fifth.
Wajackoyah is a lawyer, politician, educationist, and priest. He is considered as the most educated Kenyan politician who holds more than 16 degrees from different law schools in Kenya and the world.
He is male and currently 63 years (as of 2022) because he was born on 24 October 1959. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Wajackoyah’s place of birth is Jinja, Uganda but his current residence is Nairobi Kenya.
Although he was born in Uganda, Wajackoyah is Kenyan from the Luhya tribe. However, he has Ugandan roots because his mother is Ugandan.
Wajackoyah family is complicated. His mother is Melenia Makokha and the father is called Tito Olilo Jakoya. The two divorced when he was young and he grew up with his paternal grandparents. He grew up in Indangalasia village in Kakamega County where his father was born and grew. At the age of 16, the young Wajackoyah left for Nairobi where he lived in the streets.
Together with other street children, Wajackoyah was offered shelter by Hare Krishna. Since he had completed his O’Levels, one of the followers of Hare Krishna gave him a chance to complete his education.
For his education, Professor George Wajackoyah attended St. Peter Mumias Boys High School, Kenya School of Law of Riara University, SOAS University of London, Walden University.
He has also attended the Kenya Police Training College where he pursued Policing and Criminal Investigations.
When Professor George Wajackoyah completed his studies in Kiganjo, he joined the police as a recruit constable where he rose to the Inspectorate rank.
In 1990, the Police Service assigned him the role of collecting intelligence on the death of the late Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko. Given the slippery state of affairs around the death of the minister, his curiosity about the investigations led to his arrest, forceful detention, and severe torture. He almost lost his eyesight.
Fortunately, the US government or some officials in government arranged for his escape from Kenya. It was during his stay outside the country that Wajackoyah advanced his studies and, becoming a lecturer in various institutions in the UK. He practiced law in the UK for more than 20 years before moving to the United States where he met his wife. He also enrolled for an LLM in the University of Baltimore. While in the US, Wajackoyah became an adjunct professor of law at the American Heritage University of Southern California.
George Wajackoyah returned to Kenya in 2010 and established a law firm, Luchiri & Co. Advocates. He announced that he would run for the Presidency in 2021.
As of 2022, Wajackoyah is a Faculty Member at the Institute of Migration at the University of Nairobi and is a law lecturer teaching International Law at the United States International University – Africa.
He was cleared to run for the Presidency in June 2022
George Wajackoyah’s net worth remains unknown. However, he has worked in a professional capacity since 1990. He has earned a lot of money through salaries and payments to his law firm.
His social media handles are:
- Facebook Wajackoyah
- Twitter @glwajackoyah