He is one of the most prominent political analysts in the country. Prof Edward Waswa Kisiang’ani was Citizen TV’s resident political analyst, former lecturer at Kenyatta University and the current PS State Department of Broadcasting & Telecommunications.
His analysis was well balanced until he took political sides in support of the then deputy president (now President) William Ruto.
Here is his story as told by WoK.
CV and career
The good professor was a Kiswahili tutor at Mosoriot Teachers College between 1984-87.
He was to later join Jomo Kenyatta Foundation as a printer and editor of school books from 1987 to 1989.
Being a teacher at heart, Kisiangani went back to class as a lecturer at Kenyatta University from 1989 to date where he imparted knowledge on history and political studies. The course he lecturers include:
i.History of U.S.A. (Undergraduate)
ii.History of Africa and The Black Diaspora (Undergraduate)
iii.Comparative Government in Developing Countries. iv.(Undergraduate)
v.History of Social Thought (Undergraduate) vi.History of Political Theory (Undergraduate)
vii.Theories of Development (For M.A Students) viii.Evolution of Modern Government in Development
He is currently the Chairman of History, Archeology and Political Studies.
He has a Masters Degree from Kenyatta University which was awarded in 1995.
He obtained his PhD in 2003.
Joining Ruto Camp
Professor Kisiangani was a resident political analyst at Citizen TV as mentioned earlier where he gave objective views on current political affairs in the country.
This changed when he joined Ruto’s kitchen cabinet think tank.
He was among the 21 professionals incorporated to advise and chart the best way forward of making Ruto’s ‘Hustler’ clarion call of “bottom-up-middle-out economic approach” a reality.
Others professionals worked with Ruto at the highest level included:
Central Bank Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u, economist Dr David Ndii, ex-CS Davis Chirchir, ex-Raila Odinga ally Prof Larry Gumbe. Augustine Choge, Kap Kirwok Jason, Dr Mugambi Mureithi, Prof Raphael Munavu, Raila ally turned foe Eliud Owalo and communication expert Barrack Muluka.
Kisiangani’s well known child is the controversial Bella Rodah Kisiang’ani who is steadily following in his father’s footsteps albeit in a different direction.
Unlike her father who is in Ruto’s camp, Rodah took a different direction by joining Raila Odinga’s ODM party. A tweet welcoming her to the party in 2020 read:
“Today we welcomed into the party Madam Bella Rodah Kisiang’ani, daughter of Prof. Edward Kisiang’ani. She is full of energy and got the oomph to help in building a stronger movement..”
Away from politics, Bella is the executive director of Affected Community Integrated Initiatives & Services (ACIIS). The organization promotes “full inclusion of persons with disabilities, particularly adolescent girls and young women”.
The young woman is ACIIS administrator and “manages the organization’s microfinance programs, which provide small loans that enable women with disabilities to start their own small businesses.”
You can reach the professor on:
811622/810900-12 EXT. 57320
Mobile: 0722747128, 0734585023
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