Ayub Savula Biography, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth
Ayub Savula Angatia is a Kenyan businessman and politician who has served as a member of parliament for the Lugari constituency. He made news at the December 31st Bukhungu II meeting in Kakamega County, which brought together a group of Luhya leaders led by COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli.
At an occasion attended by thousands of Kenyans, Ayub Savula stated unequivocally that he had left the One Kenya Alliance to join Azimio la Umoja. This article examines the politician’s history, focusing on his origins, career path, personal life, and specifics of his political transition.
Ayub Savula Age and birthplace
The politician was born on March 3, 1975, and will be 46 years old in 2021.
Savula Education Background
He finished schooling at Manyonyi Primary School and took his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination in 1989. Following that, he enrolled in Lumakanda Boys Secondary School the following year but completed his high school education at Vihiga High School.
Ayub Savula undertook a Journalism diploma program at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication in 2001. He disclosed in 2021 that he owed his education at the college to ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, saying, “Musalia Mudavadi educated me. When I was at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, he funded my full tuition.”
Following that, he enrolled in Moi University’s Communication and Public Relations program, where he graduated in 2010. He later returned to the same college for his master’s degree in Philosophy in Communication.
Ayub Savula Career
He worked as a regional news editor for Standard Media Group Limited from 1998 and 2007. He would eventually become the Managing Director of Cross-Continental Venture Limited before embarking on his entrepreneurial path and founded Express Media Group, which he still leads today.
He also controlled Sunday Publishers, a company that made headlines in 2021 due to four years of unpaid taxes totaling Ksh 473,000,000. In his defense, Ayub sought Ksh 3,000,000 in security but was denied by the court, which stated, “In any case, I find that the security of Ksh3 million proposed by the appellant (Savula) is insufficient and too low given the tax liability at stake.”
“A bank guarantee from a reputable bank in the amount of Ksh 10 million would be the most appropriate given the circumstances of the case.” Since then, the company has been disbanded.”
Ayub Savula’s political career
Ayub Savula’s political career began in 2013 when he was elected to the National Assembly to represent the Lugari constituency on a United Democratic Forum Party ticket. He was re-elected to office on the Amani National Congress party ticket in the general elections on August 8, 2017.
On December 31, 2021, he announced ditching the One Kenya Alliance movement, and joining Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja. At the highly publicized ceremony, he and four other MPs and eleven MCAs changed gears.
“I want to state categorically that I have officially ditched OKA as of today,”.I didn’t walk away from the ANC, but I did join the Azimio La Umoja today.” Savula remarked.
Little is known about the MP’s personal life because he keeps it out of the public eye.
Savula Net Worth
He is a millionaire thanks to his business and political careers. He is believed to be worth over $300,000 in assets.