Details Of Akothee's Sister Nominated By Jubilee Party

Most recently, she was nominated by the Jubilee Party, a founding member of the Azimio la Umoja coalition Party, to serve as a Member of the County Assembly of Migori for the period between 2022 and 2027.

Details Of Akothee's Sister Nominated By Jubilee Party
Cebbie Nyasego and her sister, Akothee. /KISS 100

Kenyan singer and entrepreneur Akothee’s sister Elseba Awuor, alias Cebbie Nyasego, is a youth leader, mentor and entrepreneur, born and raised in North Sakwa Ward, Awendo Constituency, Migori County.

Most recently, she was nominated by the Jubilee Party, a founding member of the Azimio la Umoja coalition Party, to serve as a Member of the County Assembly of Migori for the period between 2022 and 2027.

In a recent statement on Facebook, she termed the nomination as a call to duty, in and of itself, whether confirmed or not and testimony of appreciation of talent and industry by political party luminaries.

"A lot has been said, mostly in the negative, about the nomination of young women leaders to positions of leadership. I have seen insinuations that such nominations are anything but merit driven. 

Cebbie Nyasego during a graduation ceremony at USIU. /CEBBIE KOKS NYASEGO

"As a leader and beneficiary of the gender top-up framework, I have a residual obligation to debunk such fallacies. To begin with, it is a constitutional imperative that each County Assembly shall comprise of not less than two-thirds of either gender," she addressed in part.

Cebbie acknowledged that parties have developed a framework for implementation of the "Two-Thirds Gender Principle." Within this framework, qualified women are required to apply to their political parties to be nominated to serve in the County Assemblies.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication and Public Relations, Second  Class Honours, Upper Division, from Moi University, Eldoret as well as a Masters' Degree in International Relations from the United States International University-Africa (USIU).

During her graduate studies, she came up with a thesis focused on The Role of the European Union in Kenya's Democratization Process (2019).

As part of her contribution to the intellectual academy, she was the lead author in a co-published paper titled: Influence of Political Dynasty on Economic Growth of Developing Countries: A Case Study of Selected African Countries, Stratford Peer Reviewed Journals & Books, Vol.1 No.1 (2017). Of special mention was the question of political dynasties in 2017 before it gathered momentum as part of the sloganeering in the upcoming August 9 general elections.

She then enrolled on a PhD course in International Relations at USIU, where she researched politics and governance. 

In terms of her career, Cebbie has amassed a cumulative total of more than eight years of experience as a Public Relations (PR) Practitioner and Strategist. She has previously worked in the Office of the Governor's Press Unit in Migori County, a position she joined in 2014 at a time when the newly elected county governments were setting up structures.

She was instrumental in establishing and publishing Migori County Newsletters and positioning the county as vision and purpose-driven and is now arguably Nyanza's foremost development-orientated county.

She has also represented the county at the Youth Senate Kenya, an independent, non-partisan development and advocacy youth-serving organization working towards a just, equitable and progressive society where young people fully enjoy their economic, social and political rights and opportunities. 

Founded in 2014, the Youth Senate was created specifically to spearhead a Youth Led Development Model in Kenya with a mandate to enrich a democratic dialogue and ensure youth engagement in national and regional affairs. 

"As a Youth Leader, who is fiercely passionate about politics, human rights, socio-economic inclusion and good governance, I championed the ratification of the African Charter in Democracy, Election and Governance (ACDEG Kenya Chapter). To this limited but eminent contribution, Hon. Ken Obura is an able referee.

"I have also had the occasion to represent Kenya's youth in various fora in East and West Africa. During these interventions, I had the rare chance to share platforms with High-Level decision makers, including especially, H.E President Kagame, H.E The Prime Minister of Namibia, and legislators from different African countries. The impact and influence of such networks in incubating leadership capabilities cannot be over-emphasised," she explained.

She sits in different boards of nongovernmental organizations in Migori County, including Msichana Empowerment where she serves as a Global Advisory Board Member; and Geno Epilepsy Center of Empowerment- an all Girls and Women-led and centred non-profit community-based organization in Kenya, founded in 2013 to address Ending Female Genital Mutilation (EFGM).

She also took part in a mentorship program for students and pupils under a program dubbed #Boostagirlsconfidence #savesaboysdignity. In this space, she mobilized sanitary towels for girls, and books for boys through "The Beth Odek Foundation." 

In 2021, she mentored young learners in more than 10 primary and seven secondary schools and paid, from her personal resources, fees for five young girls on their admission to High School.

Cebbie also boasts of a solid track record as a woman entrepreneur. She is the Founder of Virtual Twenty One, a private limited liability company, which specialises in PR, Marketing and Advertisement and has a portfolio of five youthful staff.

Cebbie Nyasego posing for a photo. /FILE

She is also the Founder of Kisumu's Ritzy Nail Bar, a beauty clinic that has employed and empowered more than five young women and two trainees.

Presently, she serves as Head of PR and Administration at Saroni & Stevens Advocates, a full-service Law Firm located at Williamson House, Upperhill, Nairobi.

"As a youth under the age of 35, I believe I have achieved key milestones that can inspire my peers, and encourage young girls emerging out of schools and colleges. 

"If I get a chance to serve in Migori County Assembly, it will be a continuation of a leadership journey punctuated with strength and determination, competence and resilience. I have no doubt in my mind, that I shall positively impact the work of the Assembly," she added.