Man Crush Monday: His Excellency Johnson Sakaja

by Duchess Magazine

Johnson Arthur Sakaja CBS was born in Ngara Estate, Nairobi, Kenya on February 2,1985. Sakaja is a Kenyan politician. He became the county governor of Nairobi City on August 25, 2022 at age 37. Prior to this, he served as a nominated Member of the National Assembly from 2013 to 2017 and as the Senator for Nairobi from 2017 to 2022. The National Alliance (TNA), a member of the then-ruling Jubilee Coalition (now the Jubilee Party), nominated him for election to Parliament. Prior to the party’s merger with 12 other parties to establish the Jubilee Party on September 9, 2016, he served as the National Chairman of The National Alliance (TNA).

Sakaja is one of the founding members of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association (KYPA). The goal of this was to bring together young lawmakers from various political backgrounds in a unified front.

Sakaja is also a successful businessman in addition to his career in politics. While still a student, he founded a company called Arthur Johnson Consulting.

When he was five years old, he staged a one-man protest against his father within the home, which marked the beginning of his political career.

This happened when his father decided to have him spend an additional year in preschool, a decision he didn’t like because he consistently finished at the top of his class. Sakaja displayed a sign reading “No Class One, No School” while protesting inside the home.

He attended Agha Khan Primary School and Lenana School for his senior schooling before going to the University of Nairobi and earning a degree in actuarial science. He was nine years old when his mother passed away.

Sakaja enjoys both singing and playing the guitar. He was formerly a part of the gospel group Mission Drive. He was inspired to write the art bill by his passion for the arts and his conviction that they can foster a thriving art economy that would provide employment for millions of young people. Along with the art bill, he also passionately believes in the potential of young people, which is why he supported two bills in the Eleventh Parliament that were pro-youth.

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