Who is Simba Arati?
Simba Arati is a fast-growing Kenyan politician, social specialist, social laborer, and business visionary, widely known for being a member of the Parliament since March 2013, representing Dagoretti North Constituency in Nairobi County. Arati is currently in the news and on Google’s (and social media) trends table for winning the 2022 Kisii County Gubernatorial election.
A report published by several Kenyan online media outlets in August 2022 confirms that Simba was sworn in on August 25, 2022, after taking an oath as the second Governor of Kisii County on Thursday. He took over from the first Kisii County Governor, James Ongwae, born James Elvis Omariba Ongwae in 1952.
Before his political career hit the spot, Arati was the Councilor for the City Council of Nairobi. He has also worked as the Managing Director of Aipa Safaris Limited while he worked in the tech industry. Arati is who we now know as one of the most talked-about political leaders in the Kenyan political scene and, well, the current Governor of Kisii County.
In this article, I will share facts about Simba Arati and other intriguing things you probably didn’t know about him. Before I continue, it is good to mention that Arati is yet another Kenyan politician who, notwithstanding the political games and all sorts, is upright in discharging his political obligations to his people. Let’s now take a quick look at his profile summary.
|Name||Paul Simba Arati|
|Age (2021)||41 years|
|Date of Birth||28 November 1981|
|Political Party||Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)|
Simba Arati Biography
Simba Arati was born on November 28, 1981, in Gucha, Kisii County, Kenya, and is 41 years old. His astrological or birth sign is Sagittarius, and information about his early childhood is obscure. Otherwise, a new report confirms that he was raised by his middle-class parents, Mzee Arati Oroni (father) and Mama Jane Arati.
Accordingly, his father, Mzee Arati, was a farmer and rancher who died on September 6, 2015, after suffering from “malignant growth.” On the other hand, his mother, Mama Jane, is a petty businesswoman and entrepreneur. And well, Simba grew up in the company of his three siblings, whose names were obscure at the time of this publication.
That said, Simba Arati stands about five feet eight tall, estimated to be 1.7 meters or 175 centimeters. He weighs about 160 pounds or 65 kilograms. Speaking more about physical compositions, Arati possesses a pair of aesthetic dark brown eyes and short black hair.
His skin color is black, and he practices Christian religious beliefs and belongs to a Mixed ethnic group. A Gucha, Kisii County native, Simba, holds Kenyan citizenship by birth.
Simba Arati Holds Multiple University Degrees
After obtaining his Elementary School graduate certification from one of the local elementary schools in Gucha, Simba enrolled at St. Peter’s Suneka High School, where he studied between 1996 and 1999.
After obtaining his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 1999 at eighteen, Simba proceeded to the famed Kenya Polytechnic University College. He studied between 2001 and 2003, obtaining a Diploma in Tourism Management. In 2004 at 23, Simba Arati gained admission at Guangzhou University in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, China, with his diploma and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 2006.
Adding to his academic qualifications, he enrolled in a two-year Master’s program at the prestigious Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Bondo, Kenya. Simba obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Institute.
Simba Arati is Married to a Chinese Woman And Has Two Children
Paul Simba Arati is married to Kwamboka, a Chinese woman he met while pursuing a degree in Business Management at Guangzhou University, China. They dated for a couple of years and married after obtaining their university degrees.
Although information about their marriage date is unknown, the young couple, Arati and Kwamboka, now have two children. Like most details about his romantic and private life, Simba Arati has kept little information about his two children, including their names, away from the spotlight.
Simba Arati Net worth
Simba Arati’s net worth has not been made public officially, however, a member of the Parliament in Kenya earns about Kshs. 532,500, and some allowances each month. In other words, a member of the Parliament earns approximately Ksh1,378, 000 as an average minimum gross salary.
Simba Arati Was a Managing Director Before He Became a Politician
After obtaining a Diploma in Tourism Management from Kenya Polytechnic University College in 2003, Simba Arati started a career in the business sector in 2004 at 23. Between 2004 and 2007, he worked as the Managing Director of Aipa Safaris Limited.
A year after starting a career as a business manager, Simba dived into the Kenyan political scene. Well, he would contest and win the office of the Councilor, City Council of Nairobi; an office he held between 2008 and 2012. In 2013, however, he became an Aspirant Member of Parliament for Dagoretti North Constituency (dated between February 15, 2013, and March 4, 2013).
A member of the Orange Democratic Movement, Simba Arati won the seat as Member of Parliament (MP) representing Dagoretti North constituency in Nairobi county. He has held this position since March 2013 and recently contested in the 2022 Kisii County Gubernatorial election and won. A new report confirms that he was sworn in on August 25, 2022, as the second Governor of the County.
Simba Arati is one of the most upright politicians in the Kenyan political scene. Speaking more about competence and uprightness, Simba, on June 9, 2013, sponsored a ‘Kata Sukuma’ Competition through his Simba Arati Foundation in his constituency. A competition that was contested by about 263 hundred people in his constituency. The winner of this competition was awarded about Sh25,000 (approximated to be over $220).
Simba Arati Social Media
The incoming Governor of Kisii County of Kenya has a Facebook personal account and a Facebook page. His Facebook personal account is under the Hon Simba Arati, with about 4716 friends and 64k thousand followers. On the other hand, his Facebook page, created on April 21, 2022, under Governor Simba Arati, now has over 9.7k thousand likes and 10k followers. The “personal information section” of his account reveals that he also holds a degree from the University of Nairobi.
On his two accounts on the social media platform, Simba wrote in his bio, thus; “Dagoretti North Constituency MP, and incoming Kisii County Governor. Looking at his Facebook page, Simba included some private information, including his phone number: +254 720 192019, and his email address: [email protected].
In other news, he is on Twitter, under the username @SimbaArati. Joining the forum in January 2013, Simba has accumulated over 75.9k thousand followers. He is following about 197 accounts and has so far made 660 tweets and retweets.
The Governor of Kisii County, Simba Arati, is on Instagram under the username @hon.simba.arati with about 406 hundred followers. While we can’t confirm whether or not the account belongs to him, the Instagram account had made only one post—a post made on August 23, 2022.
More so, the account follows only one person, James Orengo, the current Governor of Siaya County, Kenya. James Orengo is on the app under the username @realorengo, with a few thousand followers. Unlike his other social media accounts, Simba Arati is not active on Instagram.
Since you are still here, let me know your opinion about Simba Arati. Is he yet another competent Kenyan politician, or he is hiding under the guise of how he paints himself to the media? Well, tell me all about it in the comments section.