The Majority Whip in Ruto’s government, Sylvanus Osoro is the current member of parliament (MP) for South Mugirango Constituency in Kisii County. He is a popular Kenyan politician with vast experience in business and governance. He maintains a prominent public presence in mainstream politics and governance issues at the national and county levels.
The MP is believed to be a former street boy who faced difficult times while growing up but later found success in politics.
His recent scuffle with Kisii Governor Simba Arati has raised more curiosity among Kenyans over who he really is.
This article will take you through MP Sylvanus Osoro’s biography, highlighting his career, background, politics, and controversies which will pique your interest.
Sylvanus Osoro Age
Sylvanus Osoro was born in May 1987, making him 37 years old as of 2024.
Sylvanus Osoro Family
He was the fifth child in a family of six, three brothers and three sisters. Their father, Meshack Onyiego, was a secondary school teacher, while their mother Sarah Kemunto, was a nurse at Kaplong Hospital in Bomet County.
However, things took a turn when his parents died within four months, leaving them in a maze.
Sylvanus Osoro Education
Osoro attended Chemasingi Primary School where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and scored 406 marks. He received an invitation to join Kapsabet Boys High School but was unable to join due to financial constraints.
Later, with the help of a family friend, he joined Hill Secondary School in Kisiss where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and scored a B+. He was selected to join Kenyatta University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Education but since he didn’t have a passion for teaching, he declined the offer.
He later did CPA 1 and 2 and subsequently enrolled at Mount Kenya University for a Bachelor of Law Degree.
Sylvanus Osoro Background
Osoro was born into a family that was doing well as his father and mother had good jobs. His father was a teacher while his mother was a nurse.
His father had started ailing and his condition was far from good. But then something strange happened suddenly. His mother fell ill, and within three weeks she was dead. Due to this sudden shock, his father’s condition also deteriorated and four months later he passed away.
After completing high school and declining a chance to join Kenyatta University, Osoro moved to Nairobi and started hustling. He would sell Standard newspapers for Ksh 100 pay per day and a commission of Ksh 5 for each sold newspaper. He would also trade Mitumba clothes from the Gikomba market.
He saved enough money and did CPA 1 and 2 and later enrolled for a Bachelor of Law degree at Mount Kenya University.
In addition to that, Osoro worked as a salesperson before registering his own company. His company known as Pitch Fall Limited deals with sales and marketing.
After amassing enough finances, Osoro felt that he was good to go for a political seat. During the 2017 general elections, he vied for and won the MP seat for the South Mugiranmgo constituency in Kisii County. He became a household name in Kisii county following the popularity he gained by associating himself with the then deputy president William Ruto who is now the President.
In 2022, he successfully defended his seat and went on to become the Majority whip in the national assembly. With this new position also came other benefits that are not enjoyed other MPs who don’t hold such positions, This means that his confidence and influence has also increased.
Sylvanus Osoro’s Wife and kids
The legislator is married to a beautiful lady from Meru and the two have three sons. He credits his wife for being there for him when he had nothing and has been his number 1 supporter and advisor.
Sylvanus Osoro’s Rivalry with Simba Arati
On February 1, 2021, the South Mugirango MP and Simba Arati battled during the funeral of deputy governor Joash Maangi’s father. Arati’s words to Deputy President William Ruto provoked Osoro to jump on the podium, resulting in a lengthy scuffle. This forced them to leave the funeral early.
The MP apologized to Maangi’s family, stating he was just attempting to turn off the microphone to prevent his then-Dagoretti North MP, Simba Arati, from making incendiary remarks.
Recently, the two clashed again at a a function in Kisii County, South Mugirango constituency where Governor Simba Arati was issuing bursaries to school children. It is alleged that area MP Sylvanus Osoro and his goons arrived at the function guns blazing.
They jumped from their vehicles with AK47 riffles and started shooting indiscriminately at the attendants. According to Simba Arati who later spoke to the press at at a different event, the attack was aimed at him and the bullet directed at him ended up hitting one of his assistants on the left ear.
It is reported that several people sustained injuries from the scuffle and had been nursing injuries in the hospital. Simba promised not to take the issue lightly, hinting that he would be reverting back to his harsh personality when he was the MP for Daggoretti North.
Simba is known to be a violent and influential politician especially when playing Nairobi politics. If he takes the suggested route, things could get heated up in Kisii County. Oosoro on the other hand is also a tough politician and the two have the power to roast each other politically and physically.