Kenyan Politicians,just like everyone else, should not just be understood by the job they have now or the money they claim to have made along the way. Like everyone else, our leaders are shaped by where they started: their first job. Here are prominent Kenyan Politicians who served as millitary men before joining politics.
The Late Major Joseph Nkaissery
The former member of parliament for Kajiando Central and cabinet secretary for Interior security,the Late Joseph Nkaissery, enrolled to join Kenya Army in 1982 and was successfully recruited to join the Kenya Armed Forces Training College in Lanet as a cadet where he got Military training and studies up until 1984.
During his days as a army officer,he rose from different ranks in the military until he retired as a senior command level of Major General.
Hon John Waluke
Hon Major John Waluke is a Kenyan politician. John Waluke is the current MP for Sirisia Constituency in Bungoma County.
The Vice-chairperson, Department Committee on Administration and National Security in parliament of Kenya is Waluke is a Ex military man ,who rose from a corporal to a major in 1996.Aftter his military career, he engaged in consultancy and road construction services in Western Kenya before he joined politics.
Hon Dismus Baraza.
The Kimilili Member of parliament was once a military man before he joined politics.Accordimg to his profile in Parliament,the legislator served in the Kenya air force,where rose to the rank of a captain. Dismas served at the technical wing of the airforce untill 2017 when he left to pursue higher learning.