Edwin Sifuna is among the young and promising politicians in Kenya. He has made it to national politics in a span of just ten years and right now he holds an elective post and a national party position that is very crucial.
Sifuna was born on 22nd May, 1986 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Mumias. His full name is Edwin Watenya Sifuna. He has two sisters an two brothers. One of his brothers, Lawrence Sifuna, is a former mp for Kanduyi and Bungoma South.
Edwin Sifuna was apparently born in a well off family as his father was a civil servant with now defunct Municipal Council. His mother is now a retired teacher who taught at Moi Primary school in Bungoma.
Young Sifuna started his education journey at Kakamega Township Academy. After primary school, he joined Musingu high school where he did his KCSE exams. He passe well and was admitted to University of Nairobi to study law. He graduated in 2006 with a bachelor in Law.
As a norm, he joined the Kenya School of Law, KSL, in 2007 and attained his diploma in law.
Sifuna started his career by attending a pupilage at Kairu and McCourt Advocates in Nairobi. In 2009, he was admitted to the bar as an advocate of the high court.
In 2013, Sifuna joined the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, CORD, and was nominated as a member of the Technical/Advisory Committee. He would also hold the same position in the new coalition, National Super Alliance, NASA.
During the 2017 general elections, Sifuna tried his luck by contesting for Kanduyi parliamentary seat but lost the party nominations to John Makali. He would be fronted by ODM just two months to election to vie as senator of Nairobi county which was then held by Mike Sonko who had intended to vie as governor. Sifuna was defeated slightly by Johnson Sakaja who got 811,821 votes against Sifuna’s 674,056.
ODM elected Sifuna as the national secretary general of the party in 2018 taking over from Ababu Namwamba. The following year, he became the vice chairperson of the Center for Multiparty Democracy.
In the 2022 general elections, Edwin Sifuna contested and won the Nairobi senatorial seat by getting 716,876 votes. He was also made the deputy minority whip in the senate in 2023.
Sifuna has kept his wife away from the public but she is a daughter to a former politician.
Sifuna is worth over 200 million Kenyan shillings in total assets, investments and salaries.