Swearing in of governor Johnson Sakaja

Governor Johnson Sakaja, also known as John Sakaja, is a Kenyan politician who currently serves as the Senator for Nairobi County. He was born on February 2, 1985, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sakaja began his political career at a young age, serving as the Chairman of the Students’ Organisation of Nairobi University. He later joined the youth wing of the Democratic Party of Kenya (DP) and was elected the National Youth Chairman in 2009.

In 2013, Sakaja ran for Member of Parliament for the Kamukunji Constituency and won, becoming the youngest MP in Kenya at the age of 28. During his tenure as MP, he served as the Chairman of the National Assembly Committee on Labour and Social Welfare.

In 2017, Sakaja ran for the Senate seat in Nairobi County and won. As a Senator, he has been actively involved in legislative matters, particularly in the areas of youth empowerment, job creation, and infrastructure development.

Sakaja has championed the rights of young people in Kenya and has been a vocal advocate for their inclusion in the political process. He has also been actively involved in initiatives aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and innovation among young people.

In addition to his political career, Sakaja is a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Saba Saba Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to empower young people in Kenya.

Sakaja is also a family man, and he is married to MaryAnne Political career of governor Johnston Sakaja, with whom he has two children.

n2022, Sakaja announced his intention to run for the position of Governor of Nairobi County in the general elections going head on head with other aspirants his closet opponent being Polycarp from the Azimio la umoja where he won in the general election.He plans to focus on improving infrastructure, creating job opportunities, and promoting social welfare programs in the county.Overall, Governor Johnson Sakaja is a dedicated and passionate leader who has dedicated his career to serving the people of Kenya, particularly young people.

His commitment to improving the lives of Kenyans has earned him respect and admiration both locally and internationally.

Previously, he served as the Senator of Nairobi from 2017 to 2022, and as a nominated Member of the National Assembly from 2013 to 2017. He was nominated to Parliament by The National Alliance (TNA) party which was part of the ruling Jubilee Coalition (now Jubilee Party).[2] He was the National Chairman of The National Alliance (TNA) until 9 September 2016 when the party merged with 12 others to form the Jubilee Party.[3]

Hon Sakaja was the Chairman of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association and has distinguished himself as an astute legislator and orator addressing the most contentious issues of the Nation. He has served as a nominated MP in the 11th Parliament (2013 -2017) successfully sponsoring into law the Public Procurement and Disposal (Amendment) Bill and the National Employment Authority Bill. The Senator has been awarded Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) First Class by the President of The Republic of Kenya for his extensive legislative work in the 11th and 12th Parliament.

He has been nominated among the top 100 Future Leaders: The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government (2018) by Apolitica and awarded Change Maker of the year 2016 at the African Achievers Award, in recognition of his leadership skills and youth empowerment in Kenya.

Governor Sakaja has co-authored a book in collaboration with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ – Kenya Chapter) on Representation and Fiscal Decentralization having particularly written on the Operational Framework for Devolution in Kenya.

The governor has continually proven that young people have the competency and right to serve as leaders in all spheres, he has championed the right for the inclusion of Youth, Women and Marginalized groups in politics and governance.

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