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
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.