Kalonzo Musyoka

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Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the vice President and minister for Home Affairs, was born on December 24, 1953.

Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka was born on December 24, 1953. Kalonzo is a lawyer by profession and holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Business Management from Mediterranean Institute of Management, Nicosia , Cyprus ; Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law; Bachelor of Law from University of Nairobi .

He started Pupilage and as a Legal Assistant at Kaplan & Stratton Advocates; Manager (Legal Service), Comcraft services Ltd.; Private Practice, S.K. Musyoka & Co. Advocates.

Kalonzo Musyoka won the Kitui North By-elections in 1985 and was appointed an Assistant Minister for Works, Housing and Physical Planning. Re-elected MP in 1988 and elected Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Organizing Secretary of KANU and member of KANU National Executive Committee.

In 1992, he was re-elected MP and appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

He was re-elected in 1997 and appointed Minister for Education and Human Resources Development, Minister for Tourism and Information, Elected National Vice-Chairman of KANU, re-elected MP in 2002 and appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs before his current appointment.

Musyoka has traveled extensively as Head and Member of Government Delegations to various countries: addressed the UN General Assembly from 1993-1998, chaired and spearheaded peace initiatives within the framework of Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) peace processes for Sudan and Somalia, and within the Great Lakes Region.

After tirelessly working for the two IGAD initiatives, and therefore after witnessing the final conclusion, Hon. Musyoka had this into remark:

“I am keenly aware that each time, a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice; he sends forth a ripple of hope to those involved. This commitment inspires my contribution to the cause of peace in Sudan , Somalia and the Great Lakes region as a whole. I therefore pledge my continued engagement in the pursuit of peace and stability in the region. I was dearly humbled by the Somali peaceful election and the peace at large.”

Kalonzo Musyoka is married to Pauline Kalonza and they have four children.