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Person of Interest – George Abwajo

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Market Milimani ward in Kisumu has become one of the most contested seats after attracting seven aspirants who are seeking to unseat the incumbent Seth Ochieng alias Adui Nyang’. Among the contestants is one, George Abwajo who is vying on ODM ticket.

George Abwajo is currently pursuing Masters Degree in Finance at the University of Nairobi.
Earlier, he studied for Post Graduate in Project Management and has Bachelors in Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi. He also schooled in Arya Primary School in Market Milimani.

Abwajo has worked in Private sector, Non Governmental Sector and Government through stints at Bank of Africa, Nation media Group and Computers for Schools Kenya as a Project Manager. For the last 5 years, George has served as Secretary and Youth Rep to the Kisumu County Budget and Economic Forum.

In addition, he is the Taskforce Chair for the Kisumu County Youth in Agribusiness Strategy which he has served from 2022 to date.

The task force team comprises of various Directors of County Government of Kisumu, parastatal representatives, private sector players representatives, Business Management Organizations Representatives and Youth Agribusiness Owners. They are working on a strategy document on Youth in Agribusiness domesticated to Kisumu County.
Agriculture is depended upon by 60% of the residents contributing a measly 24% of the income to Kisumu County making productivity very low.

Privately, George is a co-founder and director at GulfHub and also Kisumu Youth Caucus Co-founder.

“We understand our region, The Western and Lake Region of Kenya and are the leading expert firm in Economics, Finance and Trade including the preferred investment advisory firm.We also offer a co-working space and give a platform to our creatives.” adds Mr Abwajo

On community service, engaged in tree planting initiatives with other organizations in Kisumu. Runs his own sanitary kit program targeting all schools in Market Milimani and Nyalenda A Wards

George is also a Member of Youth Representative. Kisumu County Budget and Economic Forum where he does Public Representation at the Board, overall budget making process for the County, other Economic Issues and policy advisory and Youth Representation

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