Deputy Prime Minister Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi of Kenya

Mudavadi was born in Sabatia, Vihiga District.
In late 2002, Mudavadi was the last and shortest serving Vice-President of Kenya under President Daniel arap Moi.
Mudavadi was appointed in an unsuccessful attempt to bring the Luhya tribe into the camp of KANU, which had been the party of government since independence.
Mudavadi took second place with 391 votes, far short of Odinga's 2,656 votes.
Along with the other defeated candidates, Mudavadi expressed his support for Odinga afterward, and he was named Odinga's running mate for the election.
As part of the grand coalition Cabinet, Mudavadi was named as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Government on April 13, 2008.
Born Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi in September 1960 in Vihiga division of the then larger Kakamega District, the young Mudavadi was the privileged son of the late Moses Budamba Mudavadi, a former education officer who later became a very powerful minister in president Mois cabinet.
After such visits, each member of the delegation would leave with a bulging pocket from the King of Mululu, as the elder Mudavadi had been nicknamed due to his extensive political influence in the entire Western Province.
In fact the senior Mudavadi was feted as the first Luhya to own a Land Rover vehicle in the 1950s when he served as an education officer in the Rift Valley Province, a no mean feat since Land Rovers were the vehicles of choice for the British aristocracy.
Despite being very wealthy in his own right, Mudavadi has maintained a cloak of secrecy around his investments unlike other players in the presidential race, such as Raila Odinga.
Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi was born on September 21, 1960 in Sabatia, Vihiga District.
New Deputy Prime Minister Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi is a humble man in the murky world of politics.