Boniface Kabaka was the Senator of Machakos County from 2017 until his demise on Friday, December 11, 2020, while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.
The late lawyer was an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Senior Partner at Kabaka and Associates Advocates. Prior to being Senator, he had served as a legal consultant to the Governor of Machakos County between 2014 and 2017, a legal officer at Kenya Railways and a part-time lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
He held a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, a Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws and Master of Arts in Diplomacy. He was also a PhD student (Finance Law) at the University of Nairobi.
At the Senate, Kabaka served as the Vice-chairperson of the Sessional Committee on Delegated Legislation. He was also a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and a Member of the Standing Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations.
In July 2020, Kabaka was among the Senators who rejected a one-man one-shilling revenue sharing formula and instead vouched and approved a third basis revenue sharing formula.
The Senator was interred on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. In a by-election held on Thursday, March 18, the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced Wipers Agnes Kavindu Muthama as Kabaka’s successor.
Kavindu garnered 104, 342 votes with UDA’s Urbanus Ngengele coming second with 19,726 votes.