James Ole Kiyiapi

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James Ole Kiyiapi
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education
In office
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Medical Services
In office
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
In office
Personal details
Born (1961-05-17) 17 May 1961 (age 57)
Trans Mara District, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Political party RBK
Alma mater Moi University (BSc), (MSc)
University of Toronto (PhD)
Profession Professor
Positions Lecturer, Moi University (1994–2006)

James Ole Kiyiapi was a 2013 Kenyan Presidential candidate for the Restore and Build Kenya Party.

Early life[edit]

James Ole Kiyiapi was born on 17 May 1961 at Osupuko Location Transmara District, Kenya.[1] His was a humble background. His father, Daudi ole Kapur belonged to the Ilnyangusi age set and had two wives with Kiyiapi’s mother, Naomi being the second. Kiyiapi is the last born of Naomi’s six children. As a boy, he grew up herding his fathers flock and lived a typical village life.


[2] Prior to entering the race for the presidency of Kenya he served as a permanent secretary in the Ministries of Education and Local Government.[3] He also previously served as an associate professor at Moi University.[4]