Eugene Wamalwa

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Eugene Wamalwa
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Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALS)
Assumed office
26 January 2018
Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation
In office
9 July 2015 – 26 January 2018
PresidentUhuru Kenyatta
Preceded byMwangi Festus Kiunjuri
Minister of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs
In office
May 2011 – April 2013
Preceded byMutula Kilonzo
Member of Parliament
for Saboti
In office
January 2007 – January 2013
Preceded byDavis Wafula Nakitare
Succeeded byDavid Wafula Wekesa
Personal details
Born (1969-04-01) 1 April 1969 (age 52)
Saboti, Trans Nzoia
Political partyNew Ford–Kenya
Spouse(s)Lucy Musundi
RelationsMichael Wamalwa (brother)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Nairobi

Eugene Ludovic Wamalwa is a Kenyan politician who is the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Devolution and ASALs, an expansion of the former Ministry of Devolution. Until 26 January 2018, he was Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation. He is also a former minister for Justice. He belongs to the Jubilee Party and was elected to represent the Saboti Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the 2007 Kenyan parliamentary election.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born on 1 April 1969, in Saboti at the foot of Mount Elgon, Eugene Wamalwa took his A levels at Gendia High School in Homa Bay. After the successful completion of his secondary education, be joined the University of Nairobi Nairobi where he undertook a bachelor's degree in Law and thereafter obtained a diploma in Kabarak University.[citation needed]

Professional life[edit]

Eugene was admitted to the bar in 1995 and thereafter joined private legal practice. One of his highlights as a practising lawyer was representing President Yoweri Museveni in the 2001 Uganda presidential election petition against opposition leader Kizza Besigye [3]

Political life[edit]

The death of his brother and vice president Michael Wamalwa Kijana in 2003 vacated the Saboti MP seat. In the following by-elections, Eugene Wamalwa vied for the seat under little known Republican Party of Kenya (RPK). The by-election was won by Davies Wafula Nakitare of NARC.[4]

He again contested the Saboti parliamentary seat on a FordKenya ticket under the PNU umbrella in 2007 and won. He showed interest as a candidate in the 2013 presidential elections but later decided to support Musalia Mudavadi under the AMANI Coalition.[5]

On 17 April 2015, Eugene Wamalwa was nominated as the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Services.[6]


  1. ^ "Eugene Wamalwa finally sworn in as CS for Water and Irrigation". Retrieved 27 July 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Members Of The 10th Parliament Archived 16 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Parliament of Kenya. Accessed 19 June 2008.
  3. ^ Wanyonyi, Robert (8 February 2011). "Wamalwa holds talks with Ugandan leader". The Standard. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ Daily Nation, 12 November 2003: Nakitare's kindness to clash victims earned him victory
  5. ^ " - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  6. ^ reporter, Standard. "Kenya: Eugene Wamalwa nominated as Water Cabinet Secretary". The Standard. Retrieved 24 May 2020.