Paul Simba Arati Life history and political career journey

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Simba Arati's Age and Place of Birth

Hon. Simba Arati was born on November 28, 1981. He was born in Gucha District, Bobasi Constituency, Kisii County. His age as of 2023 is 41 years.


Background Information

Paul Simba Arati is a Kenyan politician under the Orange Democratic Movement and has been a member of parliament representing the people of Dagoretti North from 2013 to 2022. He has also been the Nairobi City Council's councillor and hairperson. He is currently the Kisii Country Governor elected after being declared the winner in the Kisii County Governor's race. He won by garnering 207,938 votes against his opponent, Ezekiel Machogu of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA Party), who had 82,102 votes. Arati was sworn in as the second governor of Kisii County by Lady Justice Teresiah Matheka and Magistrate Stella Abuga on August 25, 2022.


Educational Background

Arati is a well-educated individual who has achieved his academic qualifications and certification from among the best institutions in the region and beyond.In the year 1987, he attended a primary school in Kisii and later transferred to Bura in Tana River because of his exceeding naughtiness. Simba Arati finally sat for his KCPE exams in 1994. In the year 1995, Arati attended Nyamache Secondary School and was later expelled. He then joined Suneka Secondary School, where he completed his KCSE exams in 1998.In 2001, Arati joined the Kenyan Polytechnic and graduated in 2003 with a Tourism Management Diploma. This is where his entrepreneurial self came into the limelight as he began selling vegetables.In 2004, he travelled to Guangzhou, China, for his bachelor's studies in business management at the International University of Business Management. He graduated from Guangzhou in 2006.In the year 2015, Arati joined Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) to pursue international relations at a master's degree level. He then graduated in 2022.


Career Journey

Simba Arati took a keen and planned approach to his career development in politics and began sowing his seeds at an early age. This was through his sale of vegetables in Kawangware. Arati was later nominated to be a counsellor in Nairobi City Council before he went for an MP seat in Dagoretti North. All this was because he had to meet several people to help him establish networks, making his entry into politics quite smooth. In parliament, he has been part of several committees and in policy-making entities such as the Committee on Implementation and the Departmental Committee on Agriculture and Livestock.


Personal Life and Family

Arati is a father of two and married to one wife, who is of Chinese nationality by birth. Arati and his wife, May 'Kwamboka, met at Guangzhou University. They got married in 2006, and they relocated to Kenya. His wife's skills in the Gusii culture and traditions are truly unquestionable. Arati's family stays away from his public political life.Simba Arati owns multimillion-dollar mansions. Currently, they stay in one of his mansions with his wife and their adorable kids in Motonto Village within Gicha District in Bobasi Constituency, Kisii County.


Net Worth and Assets

Arati is a businessman and is greatly involved in the political arena. Information details about his ascertained net worth are yet to be established, but some sources have it that Arati's net worth is thought to be about $300,000 as of 2022.

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