Jackson Mandago is a Kenyan politician who serves as the first Governor of Uasin Gishu county having been elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017 for his second term.
He graduated from Kenyatta University with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and later joined the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) to pursue procurement and strategic planning.
The politician worked at the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) before actively engaging in politics.
In 2020, Mandago led the charge in the fight against the pandemic within the region. He issued string measures within Uasin Gishu county aimed at preventing the county from a lockdown crisis.
Among the measures involved decongestion of the Eldoret CBD by unveiling new routes for Boda Boda operators, prioritized training of health workers and enhanced equipment in health facilities and rapid Covid-19 tests at various hospitals such as Moi Teaching Referral Hospital.
He advocated for equitable reimbursements of public hospitals in the rollout of the Universal healthcare program.
Further, he pushed for all children to access education within the region. In numerous briefings, he warned that action would be taken against parents who neglected the rights of their children to acquire education.