HON DR. OBURU OGINGA
Hon. Dr. Oburu Oginga is an Economist by profession. He holds PhD in Economics from Peoples' Friendships University in USSR, MSc degree in Economics and Bachelors degree in Economics from same University. He started his High School in the prestigious Maranda High School but proceeded to Soviet Secondary School in the then Soviet Union just after one year.
He has held various portfolios in both Public and Private sector. He was the General Manager of LUTATCO, Finance Director of Lolwe Transporters and Senior Administrative Assistant in Kisumu Municipal Council.
He later ventured into politics where he was elected a Councilor in Kisumu Municipality from 1974 to 1979. He later rejoined Public Service as Economist in the Ministry of Planning and National Development in 1994, he was elected to the Kenyan Parliament as Member representing Bondo Constituency, a position he held till 2013. While in Parliament, he was the Chairman of Finance and Trade Committee and later Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Finance.
Dr Oginga is currently Nominated Member of the Kenyan National Assembly and member of various House Committees.
RT. HON. ENG. RAILA A. ODINGA
Rt. Hon. Eng. Raila Odinga is a Mechanical Engineer by Profession. He attended Maranda High School before proceeding to the Herder Institut, a part of the University of Leipzig in East Germany. In 1965, he proceeded to Technical School, Magdeburg (now Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg) in the then East Germany. In 1970, he graduated with an MSc (Masters of Science) in Mechanical Engineering. He came back to Kenya and became a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nairobi.
In 1971, he founded the Standard Processing Equipment Construction and Erection Limited (later renamed East Africa Spectre Ltd). The Company specialized in manufacture of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders. In 1974, together with fellow Engineers he established the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and became its Group Standards Manager. He was promoted to the Bureau's Deputy Director in 1978.
He ventured into Politics and was elected Member of Parliament for Lang'ata Constituency in 1992, a position he held till 2013. In 2001 to 2002, he was appointed Minister for Energy in the Kenyan Cabinet. In 2003 to 2005, he served as Minister for Roads and Public Works. In 2007 to 2013, he was the Second Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya.
Rt. Hon. Eng. Odinga remains active in Public life to date.
IDA B. ODINGA
Graduate from University of Nairobi (BA with Education) Hons in 1974. Worked with Teachers Service Commission from 1974 - 1992 as a graduate teacher in Kenya High and as a Senior Education Officer. In 1992 together with other like-minded women founded the League of Kenya Women Voters (LKWV).
Trained and experienced in Administration and Management of public affairs having been trained by the Kenya Institute of Administration. Has attended several Management Courses in and outside the Country, participated in Beijing Platform of Action and CSW meetings in New York among others.
A member of several organizations namely; Maendeleo Ya Wanawake, Kenya Women Finance Trust, National Council of Women of Kenya, Co-ordinator Langata Constituency Women.
Was a Council Member for Maseno University, Board member of Kenyan Paraplegic Organisation (KPO), BOG Member for Nyamira Girls Secondary School, Gobei Secondary School, Ndede Island Primary School and Bar Opuk Primary School
ISRAEL O. AGINA
Mr. Israel Agina is a German trained Engineer, and holds a Diploma in Business Management from Helsinki School of Economics. He is multilingual with proficiency in German, Korean among other languages and is widely travelled. Mr. Agina has a distinguished career in leadership in both public and private sectors spanning over 40 years in various positions of responsibility. He sits in various policy and monitoring bodies:
- Chairman of KIWASCO Board of Directors
- Chairman Kisumu County Business Coalition
- Kisumu County Budget and Economic Forum.
- Past Chair and Executive Member Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Nyanza/Western Chapter,
- Director Business Development and Membership Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kisumu County,
- Member City of Kisumu Urban Project Steering Committee,
- Patron Kisumu Against Crime