At just 36 years of age, Felix Maiyo is the second in command in Baringo County. Maiyo was sworn into office on November 10 as the Baringo Deputy Governor.
He succeeded his father, Charles Kipng’ok, who was the Baringo DG before he died just less than a month after taking his oath of office.
Kipng’ok died at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) while he waited to board a Kenya Airways (KQ) plane to Mombasa where he was to attend the governors' induction.
Following his death, Maiyo, who is his eldest son, was endorsed by elders from his sub-county in Baringo Central to take over from his position.
Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi then nominated Maiyo as his deputy, before Baringo MCAs unanimously endorsed his nomination as he formally assumed the position.
Speaking after being sworn in, Maiyo acknowledged the move by the county to allow him serve as the DG promising to work with the governor to fulfill his pledges.
“I pledge my support to your vision in taking this county to great strides in development. In my father’s honour, we will work together to fulfill the pledges you made to the electorate” he said.
The Baringo DG is a proud alumni of Sacho High School in Baringo County where he studied between 2003 and 2006.
Maiyo, who is an engineer by profession, holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechatronic engineering from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
Before taking over his new role, he worked as a trainee engineer with General Motors, a trainee engineer with KenGen, a field engineer with National Oilwell Varco, and the technical director of Target Drillers (EA) Ltd.
The youthful Deputy Governor is a father of two.