Blog: His Excellency Cyprian O. Awiti Governor of Homa Bay County Government in Kenya

His Excellency Cyprian O. Awiti Governor of Homa Bay County Government in Kenya

Governor Cyprian will present a paper on potential of investment which Ugandans and Kenyans in the Diaspora can take advantage of in Kenya and the region.

It was reported recently by EAC Secretary General Dr Richard Sezibera that intra-regional trade within The East African Community (EAC) has increased more than two fold in the last decade and the potential to upscale it was enormous.

Some of the objectives of our  investment forum is to identify and seek investment opportunities in public and private organizations within East Africa, the United Kingdom and Europe, and inform Ugandans in the Diaspora to take advantage of those opportunities.


About Governor Cyprian

Married with four children, Cyprian Otieno Awiti was born on 1st July 1952 in Rachunyo, Nyanza Province in Kenya. His foundational Education started at Mawego Primary School in Rachuonyo. He then joined Mawego Technical Institute for his secondary school education thereafter he enrolled at Mombasa Technical Training Institute where he successfully completed his course in Engineering.

In his quest for more Knowledge, Cyprian took a three-year Masters at Manchester University where he graduated with an M.E in Management Administration in 1987.

Cyprian in Employment

After graduating from Mombasa T.T.I, Cyprian joined Kenya’s Ministry of Public Works as Government Electrical Inspector where he served diligently for four years before joining Mombasa Polytechnic as a senior Lecturer for nine years of service.

Between 1980 and 1983, Cyprian landed an opportunity to work with Siemens Kenya as Factory and Marketing Manager before he came back to the Public Service in 1983 as a Senior Education Officer, in the Ministry of Education, Jogoo house.

In 1988 Cyprian became the Principal, Railway Training School where he nurtured successful engineers for six years. Cyprian has always been ambitious in his career and had a big appetite for bigger responsponsibilities. This led him to join Marie Stopes Kenya as the Country Director where he spearheaded development and Implementation of various health policies from 1993 until when he retired in 2010.

Cyprian’s Leadership Commitments

Cyprian has developed his leadership traits for a long time in his life: Through his commitment in his work, he was entrusted by various organizations and served the people, honorably, in the following capacities;

• Honorable Treasurer, Kenya Medical Training College (K.M.T.C)
• Chairman, B.O.G, Kisumu National Polytechnic
• Chairman, Board of Governors Mawego Girls High School & Oluti Mixed Secondary School
• Board Member, Health NGOs Network (HENNET)
• Chairman, Rachuonyo District Health Management Team
• Member, Human Resource Management, UK

Education information
University (postgraduate):

  • University of Manchester
  • Administration Management

Secondary School:

  • Mawego technical training institute

Personal interests

Besides his engagements in employment, Cyprian has been close and dedicated to his community; he’s been on the forefront to practice his selfless philosophy of ‘Giving Back to the Community’.

Cyprian has worked closely with International NGO’s, private sector organizations and individuals in mobilizing resources that has seen improved standards of living in his community. He is very keen in improving and supporting:

• Schools
• Churches
• Water Projects
• Electricity infrastructure

Homa Bay County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Homa Bay. The county has a population of 963,794 (2009 census) and an area of 3,154.7 km².


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