Simba Arati Biography, Age, Politics, Chinese Wife & Net-worth

Simba Arati is a Kenyan politician and county governor in Kisii County elected 2022 election. He is a member of the Orange Democratic Movement and a coalition member of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy.

Simba Arati Age

Simba Arati was born on 28th November 1981. He is 42 years old as of 2024

 Simba Arati Education Background

  1. Started 2015: Graduate Student of Jaramogi_Oginga_Odinga, Masters International Relations
  2. 2004 – 2006: Undergraduate Student of Guangzhou_University, Business Management
  3. 2001 – 2003 of Kenya Polytechnic: Student, Diploma in Tourism Management
  4. 1996 – 1999: Secondary School Student of Suneka High School, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

 Simba Arati Political Positions

Current Political Positions

  1. From  10th March 2017: Kisii County Governor under ODM Ticket
  2. From  10th March 2017: Member of Parliament for Dagoretti North Constituency
  3. From  10th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Dagoretti North Constituency
  4. From 16th February 2013: Coalition Member of Coalition for Reforms & Democracy
  5. From 15th February 2013: Member of Orange Democratic Movement

Previous Political Positions

  1. From 15th February 2013 – 4th March 2013: Aspirant Member of Parliament for Dagoretti North Constituency
  2. From 2008 – 2012: Councillor, City Council of Nairobi

Simba Arati Job History

Simba Arati engaged in the vegetable business at Kawangware in his early life. He was later nominated to be a Councilor in Nairobi City Council before he went for the MP seat in Dagoretti North.

In parliament, he has been a part of several committees and in policy-making entities such as the Committee on Implementation and the Departmental Committee on Agriculture and Livestock. From 2004 – 2007:  Managing Director at Aipa Safaris Limited

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Committee Memberships

From 2013: Member of Departmental Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, and Co-operatives

Chairperson, General Purpose Committee

Simba Arati’s Wife (Chinese Nationality)

The wife Simba Arati is popularly known as Kwamboka and her official names are yet to be revealed to the public. 

She first came to the limelight when Arati was vying for the governor seat in Kisii where she became famous across the country when she spoke fluent Kisii. 

The Kisii Governor first met his beautiful wife ‘Kwamboka’ while studying at Guangzhou University in China, where pursued a degree in Business Management. 

“I married from Asia but these are private family matters. Whether my wife is from Thailand, China, Europe, or wherever it has not affected my ability to lead and deliver for the people..” Arati said during a past interview.

He is married and a father of two children.

Simba Arati Achievement

On June 9, 2013, he launched a ‘Kata Sukuma’  Competition through his Simba Arati Foundation in his constituency. Around 263 people took part in the competition for the fastest sukuma wiki cutter in which the winner received an Sh25,000 cash prize.

He said he was using the competition to remind people that even small things and businesses like Sukuma Wiki can one day make them great and rich.

Simba Arati Controversies

Simba Arati thinks he can now replace former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as a party leader. He said he would be taking on Raila and let the delegates choose.

He says he has been called a Jubilee mole, and some people say he has been planted there by Raila himself, but he rubbished the claims and said he hadn’t talked to Raila or even consulted him in 2014.

He posed the question, ‘How can I consult someone I want to dislodge from a position?’ He noted that by offering his candidature, he was exercising his democratic right. “There is this phobia about saying or doing anything against Raila. You only need to be making sense. Otherwise, we are breeding dictatorship in the party,” he said.

He was accused of intending to grab the Jacaranda Workshop, a source of income of its kind in Kenya for the mentally ill.

He was once bitten by Bahati MP Hon. Kimani Ngunjiri, during violence that occurred in Parliament during the debate on the controversial security bill. Jubilee MPs were desperate to pass the draconian anti-terror security Bill that could enable the president to appoint the inspector general of the police of his choice and detain his political critics.

Simba Arati Net worth

This multi-talented guy is living a normal lifestyle in Kisii, Kenya along with his family. Being a government official, he gets a good salary package. He is also a successful entrepreneur. According to an estimate, Simba Arati’s net worth is around $1.5 million (approx.).

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