Ezekiel Machogu Biography, Age, Career, Education, Wife, Net Worth.
Ezekiel Machogu is the nominated Cabinet Secretary for Education in the just-released list of cabinet appointees by the President.
He is a Kenyan politician who previously served as the MP for Nyaribari Masaba Constituency, Kisii County. He unsuccessfully vied against Governor Simba Arati in the Kisii Gubernatorial position in the 2022 general elections.
Following his appointment to the cabinet, which is subject to parliamentary vetting and approval, he has become a person of interest.
Machogu succeeds outgoing Education CS George Magoha whose tenure has been faced with hardships following the alteration of the academic calendar by the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of the new CBC curriculum.
In this article, we will take a look at his biography, highlighting his educational background, career, and politics.
Ezekiel Machogu age and place of birth
The newly appointed CS was bred in Nyaribari Masaba in 1955. He was raised in his rural village in Kisii County and is 67 years old as of 2022.
Ezekiel Machogu Education
Machogu attended a local primary school in Nayribari Masaba before proceeding to Nduru High School in 1979 where he did his O-Levels. In 1974, he joined the famous Agoro Sare High School for his A-Levels education.
He thereafter joined the University of Nairobi for a bachelor of art degree and graduated in 1979.
Ezekiel Machogu Career
In the same year he graduated (1979), he was employed as a district officer by the office of the president where he served for several years. He was later promoted to the position of district commissioner in 1989 where he served until 2008.
Between 2008 and 2016, he worked as a senior deputy secretary in the public service commission. He thereafter left to pursue his interest in elective politics.
Ezekiel Machogu Politics
Machogu joined politics in 2017 when he vied and won the Nyaribari Masaba Constituency MP race. He served in the national assembly until 2022 when he decided to try a higher bid. He competed against ODM’s Simba Arati in the Kisii gubernatorial race but lost to Arati, who won resoundingly.
He did not succeed in the race despite vying on a UDA ticket and ANC candidate Charles Matoke Stepping Down for him.
Despite losing the election, he seems to have won in another dimension after his name appeared among the nominated cabinet secretaries holding the Education Docket. The appointees are set to be vetted by the parliament after which they will be sown in to begin their work officially.
Machogu Wife and Kids
Details of Machogus’s wife and kid are not currently available in the public domain. They shall be updated soon.
Machogu Net Worth
Machogus net worth is not currently known to the public. However, having served in various top-level government positions, he is a man who has gathered fortunes.