Kalonzo Musyoka Biography, Career, Age, Net Worth, Wife and Education

Kalonzo Musyoka, born Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is a Kenyan lawyer and a veteran politician who served as the tenth Vice-President of Kenya from 2008 to 2013. The intelligent man is the party leader and founder of the Wiper Democratic Party which was formerly known as the Orange Democratic Movement-Kenya.

In 2013, he united with his long-time political opponent H.E Raila Amollo Odinga and formed Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) which was believed to be the strongest coalition at that time. In order to join the coalition, he had to relinquish his presidential ambitions and run as Raila’s running mate.

Kalonzo is well known for declaring his presidential bid but he ends up selling his support to the highest bidder. In 2021 he announced his interest in the county’s top job citing he will not step down or support anyone.

Currently, he is one of the co-principals of One Kenya Alliance (OKA) alongside other prominent political leaders.

Away from politics, he is the Chief Commissioner for The Kenya Scout Association.

Kalonzo Musyoka Biography

Kalonzo Musyoka Age and Place of Birth

Kalonzo was born in Kenya, Tseikuru, Mwingi district on 24th December 1953, he will be turning 69 in December 2022.

Kalonzo Musyoka Education

He started his schooling in 1960 at Tseikuru Full Primary School until 1967. After that, he went straight and joined Kitui High School for his “O levels” and later joined Meru School in Meru County for his “A levels”. At Meru school, he managed to secure admission at the University of Nairobi graduating with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1977.

Kalonzo then proceeded to the Kenya School of Law in 1978 where he graduated with a Postgraduate diploma in law. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in business from the Mediterranean Institute of Management in Cyprus.

Kalonzo Musyoka Net Worth

Kalonzo is one of the richest politicians in Kenya with an estimated net worth of over Ksh 20 billion.  However, much is not known about his wealth but his main source of wealth comes from his career.


Kalonzo and Raila Odinga

Kalonzo began his political journey in 1983 at the age of 30 years old, when he vied for the Kitui North constituency parliamentary seat. However, being his first time to vie for an elective position he lost the position to his opponent.

In 1985, the seat was vacated leading to a by-election, which he won becoming the new Member of Parliament representing the people of Kitui North at the age of 32 years old. At that time Kenya was a one-party state which was Kenya African National Union (Kanu). Kalonzo served as a member of parliament for Kitui North Constituency from 1985 to 1997.

When North Kitui was divided, Kalonzo was re-elected to serve as a member of parliament representing the people of Mwingi North Constituency in 1997. During his tenure as an MP for Kitui North Constituency, he was appointed to various high positions in the government. Some of these positions include Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

After Mwai Kibaki took over the government in 2002, Kalonzo was appointed to serve as the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the second time. However, in 2004 Kibaki did a cabinet reshuffle placing Kalonzo Musyoka as the Minister of Environment.