Okiya Omtatah was born in Busia County on 30th November 1964. The activist joined St. Pauls’s Secondary School for forms 1 and 2. It is there that he met a missionary priest who greatly influenced his convictions to date.
Okiya Omtatah Tribe, And Age
Omtatah was born on November 30, 1964, in Busia County, Western Region. Okiya Omtatah is therefore 59 years old as of the year 2023.
His tribe is Luhya.
Okiya Omtatah Family
Okiya Omtatah is a family man with a wife and four children.
He however lost his beloved daughter, the third born on April 17, 2020. She succumbed to acute Malaria after being in a coma for a week in a Nairobi-based Hospital.
Activist Omtatah’s family is in deep sorrow right now after one of their own passed on.
21-year-old Maryann Marisyanna Annuarite died on Friday after suffering acute malaria. She had spent a week in a coma at a Nairobi-based hospital.
Annuarite was a third-year student at Riara University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and international relations.
She is the third born out of Omtatah’s four children.
He later joined St. Peters School in Mukumu in 1981 for his Form 3 and 4 where he passed his O levels exams. He was then admitted to the same school for his Form 5 and 6 and cleared in 1983.
He was later admitted to The University of Nairobi for a Bachelor of Commerce degree but he declined the admission and instead joined St. Augustine in Mabanga, Bungoma where he pursued a Diploma in Philosophy.
At St.Augustine Mabanga, he was diagnosed with grand mal after he suffered from a fatal injury-he almost became mad.
The activist later joined Kenya Polytechnic to pursue Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. He graduated two years later with a diploma in Mechanical and Automobile Engineering.
Okiya Omtatah Activism
It was after his graduation that he started his activism. In his entire life, Omtatah has actively pursued activism…he has sued over 1,000 personalities and appeared in court more than any Kenya, even the judges themselves.’ Omtatah’s name is about to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the sole individual who has filed the highest number of cases in court.