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From Classroom to Parliament: The Story of Kisumu Women Representative Rozaah Buyu

Kisumu County Women Representative Rozaah Buyu. Photo/Facebook

Rozaah Akinyi Buyu is in the middle of her first term as Kisumu County Women Representative, having been elected in 2017 on the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party ticket. The flamboyant politician however likes to be referred to as Dwasi, which in the luo community means a female cow.

Known to be an aggressive supporter of ODM Party leader Raila Odinga, Buyu joined Kisumu’s political arena in 2013 when she vied for the Kisumu West Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) seat, losing to Ford Kenya’s John Olago Aluoch.

In 2017, the former high school teacher decided to vie for the women representative position, beating her predecessor Rose Ogendo Nyamunga during the ODM party nominations, and later on during the August 8, 2017 general elections. Nyamunga is now a nominated Senator.

The second Kisumu County women representative was born in Sakwa, Siaya County. The lawmaker is married in Kisumu. She is a trained teacher. According to Kenyan Parliament records, she served as a High School teacher, under the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) from 1986 to 1992.

“She taught at Pangani Girls in Nairobi,” a person who is close to the lawmaker told this writer. She was an English teacher.

Buyu served as a commissioner for the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission, between 2008 and 2010.

As she continues to stamp her authority in the Kisumu County politics, reports indicate that Senator Nyamunga is regrouping to dethrone Buyu, with their rivalry taking shape ahead of the 2022 polls.


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