Johnson Sakaja Biography, age, tribe, family, education, career, wife, children, net worth

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja is a seasoned Kenyan politician now contesting for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat. His presence in race is a threat to the Azimio la Umoja brigade led by its city county flag bearer Polycarp Igathe. Deeper inquiries into Johnson Sakaja biography reveal more.

Johnson Sakaja Biography SRC: @Kenya Satellite News Network
Johnson Sakaja SRC: @Kenya Satellite News Network

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Sakaja nearly missed in the race because of his embattled academic qualifications. Claims that he does not have a valid degree certificate have since faded away but not entirely from the public domain.

Johnson Sakaja profile summary

  • Age: 37 years
  • DOB: Feb 2, 1985
  • Years active: 2005 to date
  • Real names: Sakaja Johnson Arthur

Johnson Sakaja biography

Holding senior political positions in the capital has not only toughened Sakaja but also prepared him for even greater challenges. Both critics and supporters agree that he is a go-getter in leadership. Even so, Sakaja’s youthfulness is an added advantage in Kenyan politics.

Johnson Sakaja SRC:The Star
Johnson Sakaja SRC:The Star

Johnson Sakaja age

How old is Johnson Sakaja? Born on February 2nd, 1985, Sen Sakaja Johnson Arthur is 37 years as of 2022. He is among a few Kenyans who have demonstrated that life can begin before hitting 40 years.

Johnson Sakaja family

During his childhood, Sakaja stayed with his parents within Government quarters in Parklands, Nairobi. He is reportedly the lastborn in a family of three siblings.

Arthur Johnson career history

Sakaja joined the career market at the age of 19 years. At first, he worked at Pricewatercoopers (PwC) for one year. His second job was at a cyber café owned by his aunt. In the process, Sakaja discovered his talent in rapping and writing music. Unfortunately, Sakaja never showed up at the studio for the recording and release of his music. Before quitting music altogether, Sakaja liaised with Mission Driven gospel musical group.

Sakaja launched Arthur Johnson Consultants while on-going with fourth year Actuarial studies at the University of Nairobi. His financial consultancy firm would become a success within months.

Sakaja’s political journey

Arthur Sakaja joined active politics in 2005 when he was still an executive in SONU. His activeness in the much contested 2005 constitutional referendum exposed him to power. In 2007, Sakaja led Kibaki’s campaign team as a director of Vijana na Kibaki lobby group.

At the age of 26, Sakaja played a critical role in the forming of TNA Party alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto. His experience qualified him as the ruling party chairman until 2016 when TNA merged with 12 other parties to form Jubilee coalition. He eventually switched to the role of a nominated Member of Parliament.

In 2017, he became senator of Nairobi County with the Jubilee party ticket. He is equally holding the following positions;

  • Chairman of the Kenya Young Parliament Association
  • Executive member of the Kenya National Private Security Workers 
  • Member of Liaison committee in the National Assembly
  • Patron of the Kenya professional boxing commission

Some of the awards earned include the African Achievers Award change-maker and the Jacob Well Award of 2016.

Johnson Sakaja wife and children

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja is a happily married man with a beautiful spouse and a couple of children. Photos of Sakaja’s wife are rare because she prefers living a quiet life.

One of John Sakaja's daughters SRC: @Nairobi News
One of John Sakaja’s daughters SRC: @Nairobi News

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Johnson Sakaja net worth

On the other hand, Arthur Johnson Sakaja net worth and six figure salary are still in the wraps. Johnson Sakaja biography spells an admirable life story.

Meanwhile, videos of aspiring governors Polycarp Igathe and Johnson Sakaja rising against one another during the gubernatorial debate are making headlines.



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