Birth and early life
George Luchiri Wajackoyah was born on October24th 1959 in Indangalasia village in Mumias, Kakamega county. However, his date of birth is quite debatable s other sources indicate that he was born 1960 or 1961 in St. Mary’s hospital in Jinja Uganda.
Wajackoya is a Luhya by tribe and his father was Tito Olilo Jakoya while his mother was Melenia Makokha. He revealed that he was abandoned at 16 years after his parents divorced. This made him become a street boy in Nairobi.
The professor started his school in Busia in 1969 until 1975. His parents divorced and this led him to being a street boy in Nairobi. A well-wisher found him and took him to school for his O-levels from 1976 and 1979 at City High School in Nairobi.
According to him, he has 17 degrees as follows;
– Diploma in French from University of Burundi in 1990.
– Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of Wolverhampton in 1996
– Certificate in Comparative Laws/Master of Laws, 1997 University of London (SOAS)
1998 – Masters of Laws in Law in Development, University of Warwick
1999 – Certificate in Refugee and Business Law, World University Service (Retas)
2002 – LPC (2000-2001), University of Westminster
2006 – Master of Laws (U.S. Law), University of Baltimore
2006 – Honoris Causa, American Heritage University
2014 – Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law
2018 – Ph.D. Candidate, Walden University
2020 – MPhil, Walden University
– Post Graduate Diploma Student from University of Nairobi in 2020
He is a lecturer at the United States International University, Africa. Apart from lecturing he is also the CEO of Luchiri and Co advocates. He has practiced law for over 25 years both in Kenya and United States.
Wajackoya also worked as a police officer in Moi era but was forced into exile after testifying against government over the death of former minister Robert Ouko.
He first tried to run for presidency in 2013 elections but he withdrew from the race without any explanation. He became quiet until 2022 when he was cleared by IEBC to run under the Roots Party of Kenya.
Wajackoya settled on Justina Wamae as his running mate in the election and they advocated for legalisation of bhan which he believes is a good source of cash to the country if it can be extensively cultivated. However, he did not win and came third in the race. He joined hands with Raila Odinga to denounce the election results.