Amos Wako Biography and Wiki
Amos Wako is a Kenyan politician who was born on 31st July 1946 in Bukhayo, Busia District. He is a former Attorney General and the Senator for Busia county. Mr. Amos Wako left the State Law Office on 26 August 2011 as per the new constitution which demanded him to leave office one year after its promulgation.
He was succeeded by Prof Githu Muigai. He joined the Orange Democratic Movement, on whose ticket he contested for the Busia senate seat in the 4 March General Election.
Amos Wako Age
Amos Wako 74 years old as of 2020, he was born on July 31, 1946, in Busia District, Kenya. He celebrates his birthday on July 31st every year.
Amos Wako Height
Wako stands at an average height and has moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Amos Wako Education Background
- Graduate student of University of London, masters of Law with specialization in Comparative Constitutional Law
- Undergraduate Student of the University of London, Bachelor of Science in Economics with specialization in International Affairs.
- 1969 – 1972:Undergraduate student of University of Dar-es-Salaam, Bachelor of Law LL.B (HONS)
Amos Wako Family, Siblings
Wako was born and raised by his parents in Kenya. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. He was raised alongside his seven siblings; Elizabeth Okeniyi, Lester Wako, Florence Bah, Adam Wako, Charles Wako, Nora Mutua, and Lavera Levi.
Amos Wako Wife Flora Ngaira
Amos Wako is married to his lovely wife Flora Ngaira. The couple is blessed with two children. The family resides in Nairobi Kenya.
Amos Wako Wife Flora Ngaira and Son Julius
The statement identified Wako’s wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius as also designated as per the American law.
The Department of State reiterated that the U.S government will continue to help Kenya fight corruption.
“Economic prosperity for all Kenyans is only possible by defeating the scourge of corruption, which also requires a functional, fair, and transparent criminal justice system. The United States will continue to stand with all Kenyans as they strive to curb and punish corruption in Kenya,” the statement adds.
This is however not the first time that Wako has been banned from traveling to the U.S.
In October 2009, the American Government announced a travel ban for Wako saying he had ‘deliberately blocked political reforms’ following the post-poll violence the previous year.
A lawyer by profession, Wako served as the Attorney General of Kenya from May 1991 to August 2011.
He was also the first Senator for Busia County and served from 2013 to 2017.
Amos Wako Son Julius Wako
Julius Wako likes to keep his personal life private hence information about him is not available. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Amos Wako Net Worth, Wealth
Amos Wako’s net worth is estimated to be between Ksh5 million – Ksh10 million. This includes his assets, money and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Attorney General/Politician. Through his various sources of income, Wako has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Amos Wako Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Amos Wako.
Amos Wako Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Amos Wako
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: Attorney General/Politician
- Nationality: Kenya
- Race / Ethnicity: African
- Religion: Christian
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Amos Wako Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 74 years old
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Date of Birth: July 31, 1946
- Place of Birth: Kenya
- Birthday: 31st July
Amos Wako Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: Not Known
- Weight: Not Known
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
- Shoe Size: Not Available
Amos Wako Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters):Elizabeth Okeniyi, Lester Wako, Florence Bah, Adam Wako, Charles Wako, Nora Mutua, and Lavera Levi.
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Philomena Mbete Mwilu
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
- Children: 2
Amos Wako Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: Ksh5 million – Ksh10 million
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: Politician
Wako House and Cars
- Place of living: To be Updated
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Amos Wako Political Position
- 13th March 2013 – Up to date: Senator for Busia county
- 13th February 2013 – Up to date: Coalition Member for Democracy and Reforms
Amos Wako Work Experience
- Started 2005: President of Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation Amos Wako
- Started 1995: Chair of International Council for Commercial Arbitration.
- Started 1994: Member of International Advisory Panel to the World Copyright Arbitration Center
- Started 1983: Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (LONDON)
- Started 1977: Fellow of International Academy of Trial Lawyer
Started 1977: Fellow of International Academy of Trial Lawyers ( U.S.A. )
- Started August 1970: Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of Kenya School of Law
- May 1991 – August 2011: Attorney General of Republic of Kenya
- 1999 – 2001: Leader of Delegation of Kenya to International Conferences Against Corruption
- 1997 – 1998: President of International Seabed Authority.
- 1997- 1998: Chair of Ministers of Justice/Attorneys General of East Africa (and chaired critical meetings, which drafted the Treaty for the Establishment of the East Africa Community).
- 1994- 1997: Chair of Group of 77
- 1993 – 1997: Chair of The Ministers of Justice/Attorney-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
- 1982- 1991: Founder Chair of Public Law Institute
- 1984 – 1988: Chair of Association of Professional Societies in East Africa.
- 1979 – 1981: Chair of Law Society of Kenya
Amos Wako Committee Membership
- 2004: Chair of Committee on Fast Tracking East African
- 2008 – 2012: Member of Committee on Powers and Privileges – (National Assembly Powers and Privileges Act)
Amos Wako Attorney General of Kenya
Amos Wako, who boasted a reputable academic, professional and legal career, said he was “dumbfounded” when he was appointed Attorney General on May 13, 1991, a position he held until August 2001 as the 2010 Constitution demanded after serving as Attorney General‘ for 20 years. Amos Wako’s 20-year tenure is the longest of any Attorney-General in Kenya.
He reversed the abolition of the tenure of office for the Attorney General and High Court judges in 1991. Other positive enactments included the Children’s Act Bill 1992 that made it mandatory for all children to access universal primary education.
Amos Wako Time as the Attorney General
Taxpayers lost billions of shillings in Wako’s time and he tabled the Anti-Corruption Bill that created the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission in 1991 while the Pharmacies and Poison’s Act 1992 created the National Quality Control Laboratory for free testing of drugs and medical equipment for the public.
Marital rape, jail terms for HIV rapists were made crimes by Wako, who also imposed a punitive Kshs 1million fine to curb drug trafficking.
The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment Bill) enacted the Defamation Act that created financial parameters for damages to be awarded in libel cases.
Wako was Attorney General at the height of clamor for political pluralism in Kenya. He was accused of criminalizing dissent in what went down as “judicial tyranny”.
His partisanship was evident when he amended the law governing the nomination of parliamentary, civic, and presidential elections by reducing days for nomination to 21. That in effect meant opposition parties were left with little time to put their houses in order. The law seemed to favor Kanu, the ruling party.
The Preservation of Public Security Act ensured all detention laws remained in force and was effectively used against opposition leaders. even though Section 2(A) that allowed multiparty politics was enacted in his time.
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The worst politically instigated ethnic clashes of 1992 happened in Wako’s tenure. No one has ever been found culpable. The Goldenberg scandal that saw Kenya lose over Kshs 60billion in fictitious export of diamonds, was perpetrated in his time. No one has ever been jailed for it.
Amos Wako Honours
- Hon. Life Member, Wiltshire Bar Association
- Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS),
- Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH)
- Senior Counsel.
Amos Wako Philomena Mbete Mwilu
When the United States government banned Senior Counsel Amos Wako from setting foot in the US, the Busia Senator was, “Totally indifferent to the ban, I have no desire to visit the US,” as he said.
That was in November 2009 when Wako was Kenya’s longest-serving Attorney General. He was barred for life from ever setting foot in the land of ‘Uncle Sam’ over his anti-reform record alongside other high-ranking government officials.
Indeed, Wako had no desire to visit the US of A considering the love of his life resides in Kenya; the comely Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu, Supreme Court judge, and Kenya’s Deputy Chief Justice.
The outgoing power couple has been an item for two decades in a relationship that has been under wraps to the majority of Kenyans. But to their closest friends and family, whenever the Lady Justice is around, the bespectacled Wako is never far away, his smile breaking the patterns of his pin-striped suits.
“It’s not like they are hiding their relationship,” a diplomatic attaché in Kenya told The Nairobian, adding that during social functions at the Embassy, it’s a running joke between staffers on how to address their invitation letters either as ‘Hon Wako and Hon Judge Mwilu’ on the same card or to just post the invitations separately.
Amos Wako Family – Amos Wako Children
Amos Wako, a father of two, met and fell in love with Philomena Mwilu, a mother of three, in 1997, the year Kenya held its second multi-party elections.
Wako had been Kenya’s Attorney General for six years at the time. When retired President Moi appointed him to the position on May 13, 1991, he said he was “dumbfounded.”
Justice Philomena Mwilu and Amos Wako
But Wako was not “dumbfounded” when he laid his eyes on Mwilu who was then working as head of the legal department at Jubilee Insurance Company.
“I remember they met over some issues that were affecting Mwilu at her company. Some millions had been stolen and Mwilu had sought help from the Attorney General to have the culprits brought to book,” recalls a personal friend of the two.
It was love at first sight. The world tilted on its axis. Within months, the two were out of control, not caring two hoots about the affair that got tongues wagging in legal circles.
Amos Wako Wife
Amos Wako was then considered married but single, and he needed a partner, while Mwilu had dumped a now very powerful man in Parliament for Wako. “They were perfect partners” offers their personal friend despite Wako’s first wife, Flora Wako, still being around.
Having found love, Amos Wako and Mwilu fully focused on their careers, with Wako leaving the State Law Office for politics as Mwilu climbed to the second most powerful woman in the Judiciary.
A politician from Western Kenya who is Wako’s friend told The Nairobian;
“I drink with Wako regularly. He loves his whiskey, and he doesn’t mind drinking till late, but in more than a decade that I have been drinking with him, I have never seen him with another woman. He is fiercely loyal to Mwilu and has never looked at another woman. I would know if he did anything funny.”
But in July 2011 when Mwilu was a High Court judge a matter came up which led to owning up about her love life.
Lawyer Eric K’Omollo had lodged an application by six women’s groups who wanted Mwilu stopped from hearing their case due to her closeness to the Attorney General in what they argued could be a conflict of interest.
“We have reason to believe that such association or closeness that they have is of a personal nature,” they said, but Justice Mwilu, defending herself said her affair with Wako is “in the public domain, there is nothing to hide. It is okay for it (our closeness) to be discussed in open court.”
At the time, Amos Wako as the Attorney General was a member of the Judicial Service Commission which has been sued jointly with his office.
A three-judge bench dismissed their application which had sought Mwilu’s disqualification from the case on grounds of bias and conflict of interest if she handled the case.
Lady Justice Mwilu is now known as Wako’s de facto second wife, a sharpshooting woman said never to mince words as was evident when she was asked during her interview for the position of Deputy Chief Justice by the Judicial Service Commission regarding her views on polygamy. She said she supported it “as long as there is peace in the family.”
Frequently Asked Questions About Amos Wako
Who is Amos Wako?
Amos Wako is Kenyan politician who was born on 31st July 1946 in Bukhayo, Busia District. He is a former Attorney General and the Senator for Busia county. Mr. Amos Wako left the State Law Office on 26 August 2011 as per the new constitution which demanded him to leave office one year after its promulgation.
How old is Amos Wako?
Wako 74 years old as of 2020, he was born on July 31, 1946, in Busia District, Kenya. He celebrates his birthday on July 31st every year.
How tall is Amos Wako?
Wako stands at an average height, he has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
How much is Amos Wako worth?
Amos Wako’s net worth is estimated to be between Ksh5 million – Ksh10 million. This includes his assets, money and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Attorney General/Politician.
Where does Wako live?
Because of security reasons, he has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.
Is Wako dead or alive?
He is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
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