James Ole Kiyiapi

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James Ole Kiyiapi
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education
In office
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Medical Services
In office
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
In office
Personal details
Born (1961-05-17) 17 May 1961 (age 57)
Trans Mara District, Kenya
Political partyRBK
Alma materMoi University (BSc), (MSc)
University of Toronto (PhD)
PositionsLecturer, Moi University (1994–2006)

James Ole Kiyiapi was a 2013 Kenyan Presidential candidate for the Restore and Build Kenya Party.

Early life[edit]

James Ole Kiyiapi was born on 17 May 1961 at Osupuko Location Transmara District, Kenya.[1] His was a humble background. His father, Daudi ole Kapur belonged to the Ilnyangusi age set and had two wives with Kiyiapi’s mother, Naomi being the second. Kiyiapi is the last born of Naomi’s six children. As a boy, he grew up herding his fathers flock and lived a typical village life.


[2] Prior to entering the race for the presidency of Kenya he served as a permanent secretary in the Ministries of Education and Local Government.[3] He also previously served as an associate professor at Moi University.[4]


  1. ^ "JAMES KIYIAPI". whoiswho.co.ke. Retrieved 10 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ Wanambisi, Labam (8 July 2012). "Kenya: Presidential Candidates Hunt for Votes in the Counties". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/Kiyiapi+to+quit+PS+post+this+week/-/1064/1386866/-/9aa2xtz/-/ Kiyiapi to Quit Post This Week
  4. ^ "JAMES KIYIAPI". whoiswho.co.ke. Retrieved 10 Feb 2013.