Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka

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"Born on 24th December 1953 in Tseikuru Village Mwingi District, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is married with four children. He is a graduate in Bachelor of Law (LLB. Honours) from University of Nairobi, Kenya and has also a Post Graduate Diplomas in Law and Management from Kenya School of Law and Mediterranean Institute of Management (MIM), Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus respectively.

"He is a consulting partner for Musyoka and Wambua Company Advocates, a Patron for The Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation and a Chief Commissioner of Scouts in Kenya. He has played vital roles in the Parliamentary Parties and the Government. He started as a Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly between 1988 and 1992. Since 1985 to date, he is the Member of Parliament for Mwingi North Constituency. Between 1988 and 2002, he was the Organizing Secretary for KANU, then ruling party. He was an Assistant Minister in the ministry of Works, Housing and Physical Planning between 1986 and 1988; Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Relations between 1993 and 1998; In 1998-2001, he was the Minister for Education and Human Resource Development and re-appointed to the Foreign Affairs docket in 2003; He was the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources in 2004. Mr. Musyoka was a founding member of the Orange Democratic Movement in 2005, a movement that campaigned against the proposed draft constitution. He is also a founding member of the Liberal Democratic Party and the National Rainbow Coalition.

"During his tenure as the Foreign Affairs minister, he play a significant role in mediating peace in Africa and especially in the Southern Sudan and Somalia culminating to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) for the Sudanese and the Interim Government for the Somalis under the auspices of the IGAD initiative." [1]

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  1. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation, accessed October 28, 2010.