Johnson Sakaja Arthur is the current senator of Nairobi county. A cool collected politician whose leadership skills manifested when he was quite young.

Sakaja Johnson Arthur (born 2 February 1985) is a Kenyan politician. He lived with his family in Nairobi’s Parklands area in the then Government quarters.

The Nairobi senator is also a family man blessed with a beautiful wife and two children. His estimated Net Worth is around $1.3 million (Ksh 154 million)

Sakaja’s Family: Wife and two kids

The politician attended Aga Khan primary school before joining Lenana high school. In high school, he was the vice chairman of the law society as well as prefects’ coordinator. His oratorical skills were unmatched and he went on to emerge the winner in public speaking in the National Music Festival with his piece, “My Country Kenya “After high school, he qualified to join Harvard University but he couldn’t raise the required fees. He joined the University of Nairobi where he became the chairman of the student organization (SONU) where he was pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science but never graduated.

He later pursued a Degree in Management from Teams University in Uganda.

His first stint in national politics was during the 2005 referendum where he used his position in SONU to rally the students for the then proposed constitution. In 2007, he was part of the Kibaki campaign team. He was the director of Vijana na Kibaki lobby group.At the age of 26, he was among the people who helped in the formation of (TNA), the party that put President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto in power. He then became the chairman of the ruling party, a role he served until TNA merged with 12 other parties to form the Jubilee Coalition in 2016. The party nominated him as a member of Parliament.

He is the Senator of Nairobi County, following his election to the position on 8 August 2017. Previously, he was a nominated Member of Parliament (National Assembly), in office since 2013.

Sakaja landed his first job at the age of 19 years at Pricewatercoopers (PwC) for one year. He later worked at a cyber cafe with his aunt and in the process started producing music. He developed an interest in rapping and wrote up several songs but never followed through to record and release the songs. He however worked with a gospel musical group called Mission Driven. During his life in campus, Sakaja set up various businesses and ended up setting up a financial consultancy firm, Arthur Johnson Consultants, during his fourth year in campus.

In November 2021, Sakaja declared his interest to vie for Nairobi Governor’s seat in the 2022 Nairobi gubernatorial election. He was subsequently cleared by the IEBC to run for the seat on June 7, 2022. His clearance by IEBC has however remained a point of contention since there is doubt about his academic qualifications.

The current Nairobi Senator is married with two children.

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