Hassan Wario

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Dr Hassan Wario Arero
Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts
In office
15 May 2013 – February 2018
President Uhuru Kenyatta
Succeeded by Rashid Echesa
Personal details
Born (1970-11-24) 24 November 1970 (age 47)
Nationality Kenyan
Children 2
Alma mater University of Nairobi (BA)
University of East Anglia (PhD)

Hassan Gurach Wario Arero (born 24 November 1970) is a Kenyan anthropologist, politician and diplomat, who has been Kanyan Ambassador to Austria since 2018. He was Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts of Kenya from 2013 to 2018.[1][2]

Arero hails from the Borana community.[3] He was educated at the University of Nairobi (BA, Anthropology, 1995), and won the Chevening Scholarship to pursue his master's degree in Advanced Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the University of East Anglia.[4] He completed his PhD in Anthropology at the University of East Anglia in 2013.


  1. ^ "Hassan Arero CV". Nairobi: State House. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Parliamentary committees finalize reports on 19 vetted nominees". Capital News. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Joy Hendry, Laara Fitznor (2012). Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour: Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect. Routledge. p. 285. ISBN 1136331158. 
  4. ^ "Directory of Chevening Alumni". Chevening UK Government Scholarships. 24 August 2014.