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Senator Esther Okenyuri Biography [Photos] Age, Education, Career, Tribe, Contacts, & Net Worth

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Esther Okenyuri popularly called Essy on social media is a seasoned political strategist turned the youngest senator in the government of William Ruto and his deputy Riggy G. She continues to shine for her excellent leadership skills and unwavering alliance with the Head of State. Law-maker Esther Anyieni Okenyuri biography is lately a source of inspiration.

Analysts say that Okenyuri became a senator courtesy of her pivotal role in the ruling UDA Party. Previously a senior staff member in Ruto’s office, she is now an icon in national politics.  

Sen Esther Anyieni Okenyuri profile summary

Real namesEsther Anyieni Okenyuri
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1991
Age32 years
HomeBomachoge Borabu
ExecutiveKisii Youth Alliance
FounderRaising NOBLE Sisters (2014)
FootballManchester United Club

Okenyuri found her way into the senator following the nomination of Soipan Tuya as the Environment Cabinet Secretary.

Senator Esther Okenyuri biography

Okenyuri who has promised to live up to her new role in government is steadfast and keen not to disappoint Kenyans.

She is now a woman of interest for her decorated life story.

How old is Esther Okenyuri Anyieni?

Born in the early 90s, Esther Anyieni Okenyuri age is about 32 years as of 2023.

Okenyuri celebrates her birthdays on February 18th.

Sen Okenyuri of the Kisii tribe originates from Bomachoge Borabu Constituency.

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Esther Okenyuri Anyieni education history

Sen Esther Okenyuri from Bomachoge Borabu Constituency in Kisii County attended Taranganya Girls Primary School completing her KCPE exams in 2005. While at the institution, she served as a bell ringer and a lead member of the debating club. In the end, she managed 404 out of 500 marks.

In 2006, she enrolled at the iconic Kenya High for her secondary education. Apart from being a class prefect and a dormitory official, Okenyuri was an active member of the football and environment clubs. In 2009, she scored a B plain in her KCSE exams.

Okenyuri joined the famed Elgonview College for her Computer Systems Application Packages in 2010.

In 2011, she joined Narok-based Maasai Mara University for a Bachelor of Information Science Degree.

While at the higher learning institution, she became the first female Vice-President of the Student Organization of Maasai Mara University (SOMMU).

She doubled up as a class representative and continued her varsity politics upon graduation in 2015.

Senator Esther Okenyuri career journey

Esther Anyieni Okenyuri education, career, Salary, & net worth
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2015 – 2016Youth Democracy Ambassador
May – Aug 2017Customer Experience Executive at Safaricom PLC
Feb – March 2018Peer mentor at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
May – June 2018Financial Advisor at Cytonn Investments
2019 – PresentDirector at Henryque Offcial Ltd

Luck gradually uplifted her into the DP’s office.

“Until last year, I worked as a researcher in the Strategy and Delivery Unit at the Office of the Deputy President, now President William Ruto.”

Sen Esther Okenyuri.

She says her leadership skills date back to primary school where she served as a bell ringer.

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Okenyuri had this to say about her roles in the office of deputy president.

“I was tasked with developing concept papers to support the implementation of technical and vocational training institutions in every sub-county which was in line with the Jubilee Government’s agenda of equipping youths with technical skills to tackle youth unemployment.”

Sen Esther Okenyuri.

The youthful senator is a strong believer in the potential of diligence and hard work.

As a result, she has accomplished milestones in the past decade.

“I founded Kisii Youth Alliance, a community-based organisation based in Kisii County to develop abilities of the youth to create and access opportunities to improve their livelihoods.

While at Maasai Mara University, I founded Raising Noble Sisters; a mentorship platform to sensitise young women to participate in leadership at the University.”

Sen Esther Okenyuri.

To this day, Okenyuri decries being short-changed in Kisii politics.

“Being shortchanged in 2017 as a Jubilee nominee to the Kisii County Assembly must have been one of the worst moments in my life.

However, with time, I appreciated that politics requires strategic patience, hard work, a clear vision of a better future, an unshakeable belief that future to life and the ideal opportunity to make it all come together.”

Sen Esther Okenyuri.

As we speak, she is privileged to serve in the devolution & intergovernmental relations, powers and privileges, and health committees.

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Senator Esther Okenyuri Awards

  • 2016: Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Trainer Award by the Young Women’s Christian Association
  • 2015: Outstanding Student Leader of the year
  • 2015: Narok County 1st Lady Marathon certificate from Her Excellency, Sarah Tunai- 1st Lady
  • 2013: 11th Enactus Kenya National Business and Entrepreneurship Competition of 2013
  • 2009: East African Community Students’ Essay Writing Competition,2009 by the Ministry of Education
  • 2009: Training on Transformative and Inclusive Leadership by Akili Dada and The African Centre for Transformative and Inclusive Leadership

She has previously volunteered as a Youth Democracy Ambassador in Kisii County and served in Akina Mama wa Afrika group.

Esther Okenyuri net worth & contacts

The Net worth of Esther Okenyuri is about Ksh. 50 million given that she takes home a six-figure salary backed with a stream of allowances. She banks some more from Henryque Offcial Ltd where she is a founding Director.

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Her nomination and entry into the Senate signal the delivery of a promise made by Kenya Kwanza kingpins ahead of August polls.

Senator Esther Okenyuri biography shares her ancestry in Kisii County and a bright destiny in national politics. She can only rise higher with her level of determination and competence.

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