The Deputy Governor



His Excellency Deputy Governor Wisley Rotich has a special interest in citizen-driven sustainable development. He believes in the power of many by rallying citizens together for a cause, thereby taking advantage of economies of scale and achieving faster development.

H.E Wisley took the oath of office as Elgeyo Marakwet’s second Deputy Governor on August, 21st, 2017. He hails from Emsoo Ward, Keiyo North Sub-County and is married with two Children.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Moi University and has previously served the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) as a budget officer and later Equity Bank in the position of operations officer.

At KWS, Wisley was responsible for preparation of budget, rationalization, monitoring and evaluation while at Equity Bank, he served in the operations department implementing the bank’s key strategies including donor funded projects.

Prior to assuming the post of Deputy Governor, Wisley served in the County Department of Tourism, Trade, Cooperatives and Energy as Director Cooperatives.

He is credited with initiating a revival plan of dormant Cooperative Societies in Elgeyo Marakwet County which includes the ongoing automation of their operations.

H.E Wisley intends to use his position as Deputy Governor to further build on these achievements particularly targeting the youth and other special interest groups for economic empowerment through cooperatives.

He is further passionate about community empowerment through entrepreneurship to create jobs and stable families.

He is among the youngest deputy governors in Kenya and he hopes his elevation to the position will serve as a motivator to other youth in Elgeyo Marakwet and Kenya in general to believe in themselves and dream big.