Musalia Mudavadi is a Kenya politician who has served the public for many years. He has even served as the seventh Vice President of Kenya during Mzee Moi Regime and is the chairman of the Amani National Congress (ANC) Party. Currently, Musalia Mudavadi is the head of all the Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya. He was offered the position by President William Ruto for having ditched Azimio flagbearer Raila Odinga. He, along with Moses Wetangula, was supposed to deliver more than 70% of the western vote to William Ruto’s bid. Although the two never delivered what they were supposed to, they got rewarded anyway. Perhaps because William Ruto won the presidency because of the few votes they denied Raila Odinga, who was believed to bag a majority of the Luhya vote.
Musalia Mudavadi age, date of birth
Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi was born on 21 September 1960. He is currently 63 years old.
Musalia Mudavadi education background
Musalia Mudavadi is a land economist.
Musalia Mudavadi’s political career
This Musalia Mudavadi biography explores the life of a resilient politician who has always been in government except when he supported Raila Odinga. Musalia Mudavadi’s political life started in 1989 when he became an MP for Sabatia Constituenc. Musalia Mudavadi was elected unopposed following the death of his father Moses Mudavadi.
Musalia Mudavadi was re-elected in 1992, 1997, and 2007.
He joined forces with President Uhuru Kenyatta as his VP during the 2002 elections but despite support from the then President Daniel Moi, the two were defeated by former President Mwai Kibaki.
He was appointed VP in October 2002 to replace the late George Saitoti, who Moi had sacked in a succession war after he chose Mr Uhuru Kenyatta as his successor(via Nation.africa). He ended up losing that bid as well as his Sabatia Parliamentary seat.
In 2007, he was Raila Odinga’s running mate in the contested election which then President Mwai Kibaki won.
In 2013, Musalia Mudavadi quit the ODM party and vied for the Presidency. However, he emerged second runners up behind former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the late President Mwai Kibaki. Mudavadi had formed the Amani National Congress Party through which he vied for the Presidency.
Mudavadi has been a distinguishable voice of reason in 2020 and part of 2021. He has often been the lone voice that has appeared to question things – ask questions of the government. In 2020, he spent most of his time calling out corruption, and pushing the government of Uhuru to punish corrupt individuals..
In August 2020, he challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta to invoke his constitutional powers by forming a commission of inquiry to probe the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency scandal whose file has been approved by the senate for prosecution.
Musalia Mudavadi family, wife, children
Musalia Mudavadi has a wife Tessie and three children Moses, Michael and Maryanne. That’s two sons and a daughter.
Musalia Mudavadi net worth
When Musalia was appointed the Prime Cabinet Secretary, he had to be vetted in parliament in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya. It is then that he revealed his net worth is Kes 4 billion! He got $$$. Read to understand more of Musalia Mudavadi net worth.