Sospeter Ojaamong

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Sospeter Ojaamong
1st Governor of Busia County
Assumed office
27 March 2013
Assistant Minister of Labour and Human Resource Development
In office
2008–2013
Minister John Kiyonga Munyes
Member of the Kenyan Parliament
In office
January 2003 – January 2013
Constituency Amagoro
Personal details
Nationality Kenyan
Political party ODM
Alma mater Kenyatta University (BEd)

Ojaamongson Sospeter Odeke is a Kenyan politician. He belongs to the Orange Democratic Movement and was elected to represent the Amagoro Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya in the parliamentary election of 2007.

Early life[edit]

Ojaamong was born in 1963 in Otimong Location, Chakol Division, of Teso South District in Busia County. He attended Kwang'amor Primary School in Amukura Division between 1972 and 1978, and later proceeded to St Paul's Amukura High School for both Ordinary and Advanced Level Secondary Education. He attended his O-level education between 1979 and 1983, and proceeded for his A-level education in the same school from 1984 to 1985. After his A-Level, Hon. Ojaamong qualified and joined Kenyatta University where he graduated with Bachelor of Education (Science) degree, majoring in Biology and Chemistry. He also holds a Post graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Kenya Institute of Management. [1]

Political career[edit]

Ojaamong to the Orange Democratic Movement and was elected to represent the Amagoro Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007. In the 4 March 2013 elections, He was elected as the first Governor of Busia County. In the coalition government of 2008-2013, he served as an assistant minister for labour.[2]

Affairs and Scandals[edit]

In 2014, Ojaamong was sued for failing to pay his child support despite a court order being issued. He was accused of sending messages with profane words to the mother, Njagi Nyaboke, of his out of wedlock child.[3] The woman released a string of messages that showed the issue has been ongoing since 2011. However, this was not the first time was Ojaamong was having domestic issues, he was charged at the Makadara Law Courts on October 31, 2003 for assault on his then wife with whom he has since divorced resulting in a child custody battle.

On September 4, 2015, Governor Sospeter Ojaamong's houses were raided by anti-corruption officials. The governor later claimed these were 'political instigated' as he had done nothing wrong. However, EACC maintained that they were within the law. Computers and Files related to an ongoing court case were confiscated from the governors home and offices.,[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Busia County Official Website
  2. ^ Members Of The 10th Parliament. Parliament of Kenya. Accessed 19 June 2008.
  3. ^ [2] Nairobian Newspaper Website
  4. ^ [3] Daily Nation
  5. ^ [4] News 24