Governance Team

H.E WISLEY K. ROTICH

Governor

His Excellency Wisley K. Rotich is the second Governor of Elgeyo Marakwet County having taken the Oath of office on 25th August 2022.

His Excellency 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 hails from Chegilet in Emsoo Ward, Keiyo North Sub-County and is married with several 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 Governor to further build on these achievements particularly targeting the youth and other special interest groups for economic empowerment through cooperatives. He is passionate about community empowerment through entrepreneurship to create jobs and stable families.

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

H.E. Wisley Rotich

Governor

His Excellency Wisley Kipyegon Rotich is the second Governor of County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet. Governor Previously served as the second Deputy Governor of Elgeyo Marakwet County from August, 21st, 2017 upto 25th August 2022 when he took oath of office to serve as Governor. He hails from Emsoo Ward, Keiyo North Sub-County and is married with several Children.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Moi University and has previously worked at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and later Equity Bank before joining Elgeyo Marakwet County as Director of 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 Governor to further build on these achievements particularly targeting the youth and other special interest groups for economic empowerment through cooperatives. He is passionate about community empowerment through entrepreneurship to create jobs and stable families as well as through implementation of sustainable development projects.

H.E PROF GRACE CHESEREK

Deputy Governor

Prof Cheserek was born in Kamok Village, Kapsowar Ward and is currently living in Jemunada, Moiben Kuserwo Ward.

She is an accomplished academician with a PhD in Environment Studies and has been a university don for 18 years rising from a junior Research Fellow to associate Professor and Director where she served as Head of Partnerships at the University of Eldoret. Her PhD thesis was on natural resource conflict in the Kerio Valley.

Prof Cheserek brings along a wealth of experience in management, research and resource mobilization thanks to her prowess in creating linkages and sourcing for partners. She is the immediate former chairperson of the National Employment Authority and a Board Member of Chebororwa Girls Secondary School and St. Patrick's High School, Iten.

She hopes to use her experience and expertise to solve challenges facing the county that includes perennial conflicts along the Kerio Valley, deteriorating environment along the escarpment, low farm produce prices and creating job opportunities for the youth.

H.E. Prof. Grace Cheserek

Deputy Governor

Her Excellency Deputy Governor Professor Grace Cheserek has a special interest in citizen-driven sustainable development. She believes in the power of many by rallying citizens together for a cause, thereby taking advantage of economies of scale and achieving faster development. Prof Cheserek was born in Kamok Village, Kapsowar Ward and is currently living in Jemunada, Moiben Kuserwo Ward.

She is an accomplished academician with a PhD in Environment Studies and has been a university don for 18 years rising from a junior Research Fellow to associate Professor and Director where she served as Head of Partnerships at the University of Eldoret. Her PhD thesis was on natural resource conflict in the Kerio Valley.

Prof Cheserek brings along a wealth of experience in management, research and resource mobilization thanks to her prowess in creating linkages and sourcing for partners. She is the immediate former chairperson of the National Employment Authority and a Board Member of Chebororwa Girls Secondary School and St. Patrick’s High School, Iten.

She hopes to use her experience and expertise to solve challenges facing the county that includes perennial conflicts along the Kerio Valley, deteriorating environment along the escarpment, low farm produce prices and creating job opportunities for the youth.

County Leadership

HON. ONESMUS KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, EGH

Elgeyo County Senator and Senate Majority Leader

Kipchumba Murkomen is a lawyer by profession and has worked for several reputable local and US organizations before joining politics. He also worked as a law lecturer at Moi University.

An advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Hon Murkomen holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) of the University of Nairobi and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from American University’s Washington College of Law, Washington DC, USA and University of Pretoria, South Africa and a Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.

He is the First Senator of Elgeyo Marakwet County, elected on 4th March 2013 and was re-elected on 8th August 2017. He served as the Deputy Leader of Majority in his first term as Senator and was elected majority Leader of the Kenyan Senate in his second term.

HON. PHILEMON KIPLAGAT SABULEI

County Assembly Speaker

Hon. Philemon Kiplagat Sabulei was born on 13th July 1985 in Chebusie Village, Metkei Ward in Elgeyo/Marakwet County. He was elected the Second Speaker of Elgeyo Marakwet County on 6th September 2018.

Hon. P.K Sabulei is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from Moi University and a Post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya having been called and admitted to the bar on 30th April 2016.

Prior to his election as the County Assembly Speaker, Hon. Sabulei served as the Group Legal Officer of Sasini Ltd, a public listed company and a member of Sameer Group of Companies.

Hon. Kiplagat Sabulei is one of the youngest speaker’s of the Kenyan County Assemblies and is determined to use his vibrant leadership to effectively spearhead the county’s legislation, representation and oversight mandate pursuant to Article 185 of the Constitution of Kenya.

MR. PAUL CHEMUTUT

County Secretary

The Office of the County Secretary is currently headed by Mr Chemutut. He served as an Election Coordinator with the IEBC prior to his appointment as the County Secretary in February 2017. He has also served as a District Commissioner and Senior Assistant Secretary at the office of the President.

The Office of the County Secretary is the heartbeat of all operations by the Executive. As the County Secretary, he is the Head of the County Public Service and also the secretary to the County Executive Committee. Being the Head of the public Service, he is responsible for the coordination and smooth operation of all County departments.

The office of the County secretary ensures all departments generate quarterly implementation reports which he in turn channels to the County Assembly and. As Head of Public Service, he communicates and follows up to ensure County Executive resolutions are implemented.

HON. CAROLINE NGELECHEI

County Member of National Assembly / Women Representative

Hon. Caroline Ngelechei was elected the third County Member of Parliament (Women Representative) of Elgeyo Marakwet on 9th August 2022, General Election.

Members of Parliament

Elgeyo Marakwet County comprises of four constituencies namely: Keiyo South, Keiyo North, Marakwet West and Marakwet East. The current members of Parliament are:

Hon. Timothy Kipchumba Toroitich

MP, Marakwet West

Hon. Adams Kipsanai

MP, Keiyo North

Hon. Gideon Kimaiyo

MP, Keiyo South

Hon Kangogo Bowen

MP, Marakwet East

CECs

Abraham Barsosio

CECM Land, Water, Environment and Natural Resources

Anita T. Kimwatan

CECM Health Services and Sanitation

Kiprono Chepkok

CECM Sport, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social Services

Kevin Biwott

CECM Roads, Public Works and Transport & Ag. CECM Finance and Economic Planning

Dr. Joseph Kiyeng

CECM Livestock Development, Cooperatives and Fisheries

Shadrack Yatich

CECM Tourism, Culture, Wildlife, Trade and Industry

Leah Pamela Rono

CECM Public Service Management and Administration

Anne Kibosia

CECM Agriculture and Irrigation

Edwin Kisang

CECM Education and Technical Training