Edwin Sifuna’s Biography: Education, Career And Wealth

Edwin Sifuna
Edwin Sifuna. [Photo/http://www.parliament.go.ke/]

Edwin Sifuna, born on May 22, 1982, is the current Senator of Nairobi County, the Secretary-General of the ODM Party, and the deputy minority whip in the Senate.

Sifuna was born at St Mary’s Hospital in Mumias, Kakamega County. His father was a civil servant with the defunct Municipal Council and his mother is a retired teacher from Moi Primary School in Bungoma.

Sifuna has two brothers and two sisters. He is married with a daughter.


Sifuna started his formal education at Kakamega Township Primary School and later on joined Musingu High School where he sat for his KCSE exams.

Thereafter, he pursued a Bachelor of Law from the University of Nairobi graduating in 2006. After receiving his Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law in 2007, Sifuna did his pupilage at Kairu & McCourt Advocates in Nairobi and was thereafter admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 2008.


Sifuna joined politics in 2013 when he became the Technical/Advisory Committee Member for the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) for three years before joining NASA in the same capacity.

In the 2017 Kenyan general election, Sifuna unsuccessfully vied for the Kanduyi Constituency seat, after being eliminated at the ODM primaries by John Makali.

In the same year, he vied for the Nairobi Senatorial seat under ODM, garnering 674,056 votes (42,51%) against winner Johnson Sakaja who got 811,826 votes (51,20%).

In February 2018, Sifuna was picked as the Secretary-General of the ODM party to replace Ababu Namwamba. In 2019, he was elected to serve as the Vice-chair of the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD).

Sifuna vied for the Nairobi Senatorial seat in 2022, garnering 716,876 votes to clinch the seat. In February 2023, he assumed the role of deputy minority whip in the Senate.


Sifuna has not declared his wealth publicly to date but could be worth hundreds of millions.

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