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Moody Awori dead and obituary, Former Vice President – cause of death

Former Vice President Moody Awori, dies at age 94. Awori who served as Funyula MP was appointed as VP in 2003 after the demise of Kijana Wamalwa. In 2007 elections he lost to ODM’s Paul Otwoma who is now the Busia governor.

Arthur Moody Awori, known as “Uncle Moody”, a former Kenyan politician, served as the ninth Vice President of Kenya from September 25, 2003 to January 9, 2008. He is also the author of “Riding a Tiger,” an autobiography of his career in politics.

Arthur Moody Awori was born in Butere, the capital of the former Butere/Mumias district, to Canon Jeremiah Awori and Mariamu Awori. He is one of their 16 children, many of whom have held various senior positions in politics, medicine and other fields.

Awori’s older brother, Musa, died from a snake bite when he was a baby. His older brother, WWW Awori, was a member of the Legislative Council in the 1950s. His younger brother, Agrey Awori, is a Ugandan politician who came third in the 2001 presidential election. His older sister, Mary Okelo, is the founder and executive director of Makini Schools.


His brother, Professor Nelson Wanyama Awori, led a team that successfully performed the first kidney transplant in sub-Saharan Africa in 1978 at the Nairobi Hospital. [6] Another brother, Hannington Ochwada Awori, was one of the pioneers of civil engineering in Kenya.

Moody Awori attended Mang’u High School and later joined Kakamega School. He then studied at Makerere University in Uganda. He is a devout Catholic.

Moody Awori was first elected MP in 1984 as MP for the Funyula Constituency in Busia District in the Western Province.[1][8] He held various deputy ministerial posts under President Daniel arap Moi. [1][8]

In 2002, Avori broke with the ruling Kanu party, joined the opposition party National Rainbow Alliance, and served as the chairman of NARC’s highest decision-making body. Awori became Home Secretary in January 2003 when Moi was succeeded by Mwai Kibaki, and then Vice President in September 2003 (while still in charge of Home Affairs) following the death of previous Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa. in London.

He lost his parliamentary seat in the December 2007 parliamentary elections. On January 8, 2008, Kibeki appointed Carlonzo Musioca to succeed Awwori as Vice President and Minister of the Interior,[10] and Awwori relinquished the position on January 9. Describing Musyoka as “a friend and political son”, Awori said he believed Musyoka was “up to the task”, while Musyoka said he had “deep respect” for Awori, whom he called a “true gentleman”.

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