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 60)
Trans Mara District, Kenya
Political partyRBK
Alma materMoi University (BSc), (MSc)
University of Toronto (PhD)
PositionsLecturer, Moi University (1994–2006)

James Ole Kiyiapi is a Kenyan academician and politician. In the 2013 Kenyan general elections, Ole kiyiapi vied for the seat of president under 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.


Ole Kiyiapi holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Forestry from the University of Toronto. He also has a Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from Moi University.[2]


[3] Prior to entering the race for the presidency of Kenya he served as a permanent secretary in the Ministries of Education and Local Government.[4] He also previously served as an associate professor at Moi University.[5]


  1. ^ "JAMES KIYIAPI". whoiswho.co.ke. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  2. ^ Admin, APHRC. "James Ole Kiyiapi". APHRC. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  3. ^ Wanambisi, Labam (8 July 2012). "Kenya: Presidential Candidates Hunt for Votes in the Counties". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/Kiyiapi+to+quit+PS+post+this+week/-/1064/1386866/-/9aa2xtz/-/ Kiyiapi to Quit Post This Week
  5. ^ "JAMES KIYIAPI". whoiswho.co.ke. Retrieved 10 February 2013.