Former Vice President Moody Awori, dies at age 94. Awori who served as Funyula MP was appointed as VP in 2003 after the demise of Kijana Wamalwa. In 2007 elections he misplaced to ODM’s Paul Otwoma who’s now the Busia governor.

Arthur Moody Awori, generally known as “Uncle Moody”, a former Kenyan politician, served because the ninth Vice President of Kenya from September 25, 2003 to January 9, 2008. He can be the creator of “Riding a Tiger,” an autobiography of his profession in politics.

Arthur Moody Awori was born in Butere, the capital of the previous Butere/Mumias district, to Canon Jeremiah Awori and Mariamu Awori. He is one in every of their 16 kids, a lot of whom have held varied senior positions in politics, medication and different fields.

Awori’s older brother, Musa, died from a snake chunk when he was a child. His older brother, WWW Awori, was a member of the Legislative Council within the Fifties. His youthful brother, Agrey Awori, is a Ugandan politician who got here third within the 2001 presidential election. His older sister, Mary Okelo, is the founder and govt director of Makini Schools.

His brother, Professor Nelson Wanyama Awori, led a workforce that efficiently carried out the primary kidney transplant in sub-Saharan Africa in 1978 on the Nairobi Hospital. [6] Another brother, Hannington Ochwada Awori, was one of many pioneers of civil engineering in Kenya.

Moody Awori attended Mang’u High School and later joined Kakamega School. He then studied at Makerere University in Uganda. He is a religious Catholic.

Moody Awori was first elected MP in 1984 as MP for the Funyula Constituency in Busia District within the Western Province.[1][8] He held varied deputy ministerial posts underneath President Daniel arap Moi. [1][8]

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In 2002, Avori broke with the ruling Kanu occasion, joined the opposition occasion National Rainbow Alliance, and served because the chairman of NARC’s highest decision-making physique. Awori grew to become Home Secretary in January 2003 when Moi was succeeded by Mwai Kibaki, and then Vice President in September 2003 (whereas nonetheless answerable for Home Affairs) following the loss of life of earlier Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa. in London.

He misplaced his parliamentary seat within the December 2007 parliamentary elections. On January 8, 2008, Kibeki appointed Carlonzo Musioca to succeed Awwori as Vice President and Minister of the Interior,[10] and Awwori relinquished the place on January 9. Describing Musyoka as “a buddy and political son”, Awori stated he believed Musyoka was “as much as the duty”, whereas Musyoka stated he had “deep respect” for Awori, whom he referred to as a ” true gentleman”.


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