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Anyang’ Nyong’o biography, age, education, career, family, children, net worth


Anyang’ Nyong’o is the second and current governor of Kisumu county. He is among the most decorated politicians in Kenya with immense education and successful political career.

Anyang’ Nyong’o age

Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o was born in Ratta, Kisumu County on 10th October in 1943. His mother died on the 18th of March 2020, at the age of 98 years.

Anyang’ Nyong’o Education

He attended the Makerere university in Uganda where he attained first class honours degree in political science. During his time in Makerere, he served as a guild president.

Later, got his pHD and masters in Political Science from the University of Chicago, USA. Nyong’o holds the record as the first Kenyan to receive the First Class Honours Degree at the Faculty of Social Science.

Anyang’ Nyong’o Career

He served as a lecturer professor of political science in several universities and institutions such as the University of Nairobi and a part timer at some universities in Mexico and Addis Ababa.

He served as member of parliament for Seme and Kisumu Rural constituencies. Nyong’o became the first senator of Kisumu county in 2013 to 2017 when he vied as Kisumu county governor and he retained the seat in 2022 elections.

The professor also served as Minister for planning in the Mwai Kibaki government. At the party level, he was also the secretary general of the ODM party and even acting party leader when Raila Odinga was in the United States.

Anyang’ Nyong’o Wife

He is married to Dorothy Ogada Buyu Nyong’o.

Anyang’ Nyong’o Children

Nyong’o and his wife Dorothy are having six children, Peter Nyong’o, Zawadi Nyong’o, Flona Nyong’o (a fashion designer),  Esperenza Wamoni, and the famous actress and award winning Lupita Nyong’o.

Anyang’ Nyong’o Net worth

His long service in politics and various public offices makes him be financially successful and has estimated net worth of about ksh. 600 million.

Anyang’ Nyong’o health

Nyong’o was diagnosed with cancer but he managed to get treatment and he is a cancer survivor.

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