Tom ojienda is a Kenyan senior counsel and the current senator of Kisumu county. He became popular after he was among the rebel ODM party members of parliament who decided to work with William Ruto’s administration and got expelled from the party.
Tom Ojienda date of birth and early life
Ojienda is originally from Gem Rae in Siaya county but he lives in Nyakach, Kisumu county. He now identrifies as a Kisumu county resident after buying land in Nyakach. He was born in the year 1969 though exact date and month of birth is not known.
Tom Ojienda education
Information on his primary and secondary education is not known but he studied in Kisumu for his early education. Ojienda enrolled in the University of Nairobi, where he earned his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B). He eventually attended the Kenya School of Law and graduated with a post-graduate diploma in law. He has a Masters of Laws (LL.M) from King’s College London and a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the University of South Africa in Pretoria.
Ojienda also has a Diplôme d’études en Langue Française (DELF) from Alliance Française de Paris, which is an official certification given by the French Ministry of Education that certifies your mastery of the French language.
Tom Ojienda career
Prof. Tom Ojienda is one of just a few Kenyans to have attained the prestigious professional rank of Senior Counsel in the legal arena. He has handled major cases in the Kenyan Supreme Court on land and environment law, commercial law, electoral law, and family law.
He has also taught for almost 10 years at Moi University. He is also an avid scholar, having edited and written over 10 books and thirty papers on various subjects of law.
Prof. Tom Ojienda won the Kisumu senate seat in the August 9th, 2022 general elections on the ODM party ticket. However, he rebelled against the party by deciding to join hands with the Kenya Kwanza administration which led to his expulsion from the party.
Tom Ojienda net worth
Even though there is no clear information on his net worth, his long career in legal practice and being a senator has made him accumulate quite enough wealth. He is worth over ksh. 300 million.