Simba Arati Biography, Career, Politics and Controversy

Simba Arati is a famous Kenyan politician currently serving as governor of Kisii County. He was elected into office during the 2022 general elections. He is the former MP for Dagoretti North Constituency.

During his term in Parliament, he served in several committees including as a member of Departmental Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, and Co-operatives. He also served as a councilor in Nairobi.

Simba Arati Age

Simba Arati was born on 28th November 1981. He is 42 years as of 2024.

Simba Arati Education Background

Started 2015: Graduate Student of Jaramogi_Oginga_Odinga, Masters International Relations

2004 – 2006: Undergraduate Student of Guangzhou_University, Business Management

2001 – 2003 of Kenya Polytechnic: Student, Diploma in Tourism Management

1996 – 1999: Secondary School Student of Suneka High School, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Simba Arati Political Positions

September 2022- present: Governor, Kisii County.

From 10th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Dagoretti North Constituency

From 16th February 2013: Coalition Member of Coalition for Reforms & Democracy

From 15th February 2013: Member of Orange Democratic Movement

From 2008 – 2012: Councillor, City Council of Nairobi

Simba Arati Job History

From 2004 – 2007: Managing Director at Aipa Safaris Limited

Committee Memberships

From 2013: Member of Departmental Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, and Co-operatives

Chairperson, General Purpose Committee

Simba Arati Family

He is married to a Chinese wife with whom they have two children.

Simba Arati Controversies

He once fought with South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro at a podium in Kisii county. The two have always been bitter rivals.

Recently  Simba Arati clashed with Sylvanus Osoro at a bursaries fund drive that Arati was hosting in Kisii.

It is alleged that Osoro arrived with his goons who jumped out of their vehicles and started shooting at the people. Several people sustained injuries as a result of the commotion.

He was accused of intending to grab the Jacaranda Workshop, a source of income of its kind in Kenya for the mentally ill.

He was once bitten by Bahati MP Hon. Kimani Ngunjiri, during violence that ensured in Parliament during the debate on the controversial security bill. Jubilee MPs were desperate to pass the draconian anti-terror security Bill that could enable the president to appoint the inspector general of the police of his choice and detain his political critics.