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Duke Mainga Echate biography, age, wife, education, songs, Kisii County Minister profile facts

Duke Mainga Echate biography, County Minister

A closer look into Duke Mainga Echate biography reveals the unexpected –a visionary young man at the heights of his career. The public officer is an inspiration to several other youths wishing to occupy high ranks in governance. Rare facts and untold stories about Echate age, wife, daughter, family, education merits, and career profile will melt your heart.  

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Duke Mainga Echate profile summary

  • Real name: Duke Mainga Ondiba
  • Popularly: Echate
  • Date of birth:  August 10, 1991
  • Birth sign: Leo
  • Place of birth:  Riribe village, Kenyenya Sub-County
  • Duke Mainga Echate age: 29 years
  • Ethnicity: Kisii
  • County: Kisi County
  • Nationality: Kenyan (East Africa)
  • Duke Mainga Echate Instagram: @duke_mainga
  • Echate Duke Mainga Twitter: @echatekenya
  • Duke Mainga Echate Facebook: @dukemaingaondiba
  • YouTube channel: ECHATE GENERATION
  • Occupation:  politician, artist, actor, creative writer, businessman
  • Position: Minister of Culture, Sports, Youth and Social Services
  • Employer: Kisii County government
  • Duke Mainga Echate wife: Milkah Obonyo Kerubo
  • Duke Mainga children: 1
  • Years active: 2017
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Relationship status: Married

Duke Mainga Echate is famous for becoming the first CEC youth. He is the minister of Culture, Sports, Youth, and Social Services in the Kisii County government.

He is also the Echate Generation group founder, which houses talented Kisii artists of our time.

Duke Mainga Echate biography

Echate biography profile
Photo: Kisii CEC member, Echate . SRC: @duke_mainga

The life story of Echate is familiar when emphasizing the position of youths in governance.

He acquired the stage name Echate from his uncle, a former Enkororo, “Kisii warrior.”

According to Duke, Echate was a leader in this group of warriors. He owned the reputation of going ahead of others in all manner of warfare.

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Echate father and mother passed on when he was only 14 years old. The loss opened a phase of struggles for Echate and his younger sister.

Education and qualifications

  • 2006: Sat for KCPE exams from Kenyenya DEB primary school
  • 2010: Sat for KCSE exams from Kisii High school
  • Moi University – Bachelor of Law, dropped for lack of fees
  • 2015: Graduated from Kisii University, English and Literature
  • University of Nairobi –Master degree in International Relations

Echate’s time at Moi University was severe and unbearable, considering he was an orphan. As a result, he dropped out and moved back home.

Hard life pushed Echate to start hawking Mandazi and Chai in Mwembe Estate, Kisii Town. In the process, he managed to save enough for his undergraduate studies, English and Literature, at Kisii University.

During his time at Kisii University, Mainga was in charge of Sports and Entertainment. He later rose to the position of KUSA Secretary General.

A sequence of leadership roles in his schooling years prepared him for even greater duties in later years.

Duke Mainga Echate wife

Duke Mainga Echate wife and daughter Afrika
Photo: Echate wife and daughter Afrika . SRC: @duke_mainga

Echate is a family man and is often publicly proud of it. He has a beautiful wife and a glorious daughter, Afrika Nyabwari.

Echate wife Milkah Obonyo Kerubo has stood with him through thick and thin since meeting about seven years ago, 2013.  

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Echate career profile

Besides selling Mandazi and tea, Duke Mainga Echate biography indicates that he started a timber business to earn an additional income.

These series ventures improved his sister’s wellbeing, who had equally dropped out of secondary education for lack of fees.

Experience and professional work history

Apart from serving in the capacity of a Gender and Sports Minister, Echate has worked with different institutions among them;

  • Kenya Commercial Bank – Chief Marketing Officer
  • Kisii University – Nairobi campus

Echate politics

Duke Mainga Echate and ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga
Photo: Echate and ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga . SRC: @duke_mainga

Echate is a former contestant in the Bomachoge Borabu constituent parliamentary race. He emerged a top tier against respected figures such as Prof. Zadock Ogutu and the late Joel Onyancha.

The 2017 general elections race ended with Echate in fourth place against 15 MP aspirant rivals.

After the MP race, Governor James Ongwae and his Deputy, Joash Maangi, appointed him to serve as a CEC in the youth’s docket.

Echate songs download

The multitalented Echate recalled his passion for music during the coronavirus pandemic spike when going to work was impossible.

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He drew much inspiration from close friends who encouraged him to exhaust a talent lying deep in his unique voice.

The honourable leader engaged his friend Babu Gee to Produce Emesosino Ime. He has since produced other songs, including;

  • Obotumbafu
  • Mwanyabanto
  • Ngina Monto
  • Nabo Okorosa

Echate ft Miggy Omokungu Esiorori mp4 – mp3 and Echate Amachiko are among the latest.

The boss singer admits liking the work of Babu Gee Omosayansi and the upcoming Kisii singer Danlee.

Awards and recognitions

The celebrity stood out in the Gusii Creative Awards 2020 nominations lists. He will likely take home several awards in upcoming years.

Echate contacts

Kisii County Minister of Culture, Sports, Youth and Social Services
Photo: Kisii County Minister of Culture, Sports, Youth and Social Services . SRC: @duke_mainga
  • Email: duke.mainga@gmail.com

Besides email, you can now contact the minister through his social media accounts provided under the profile section above.

Other kingpin leaders in Gusii politics are governor Amos Nyaribo, Stephen Manoti, James Gesami, Zachary Onyonka, Senator Millicent Omanga, the late Governor John Nyagarama, and Christopher Obure.

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Duke Mainga Echate biography confirms that the minister has tasted both sides of life. That is perhaps why he is emphatic at those struggling to grip the mantle of success. Overall, Nabo Okorosa hitmaker, is a leader turned musician with an inspirational blend of talents.