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|Minority leader Senate|
15 March 2018
|Preceded by||Moses Wetangula|
|Member of the Kenyan Senate|
28 March 2013
|Minister of Lands|
|Member of the Kenyan Parliament|
|Born||1951 (age 69–70)
|Political party||ODM, SDP|
|Children||Bob Orengo, Micheal Orengo, Zeni Orengo, Steven Orengo, Josephine Orengo, Lynette Orengo|
|Alma mater||University of Nairobi (LLB)
Kenya School of Law
James Aggrey Bob Orengo is a Kenyan lawyer, a well known human rights activist and a prominent politician who is the current senator for Siaya. He is also one of the few Kenyan lawyers who have attained the professional grade of Senior counsel in the legal field, a title that he earned under former president Mwai Kibaki.
Orengo was elected as an MP for Ugenya Constituency as a KANU candidate in a by-election in 1980, making him the youngest MP in Kenya at the time, at age 29. He was elected as a member of parliament for Ugenya constituency in 1992 and served up to 1997, and again in 1997; thereafter he served until 2002. In 2002, he vied for the presidency and lost. In 2005, he joined the Orange Democratic Movement party, teaming up with the right honourable Raila Amolo Odinga after a significant stand-off between the two following a fallout from 2002. In 2007, he vied for the position of Ugenya MP, which he won, enabling him to serve in that capacity until 2013. He was appointed as a Minister of Lands from 2008 to 2013. He was elected and has served in the Senate of Kenya since 2013 as senator for Siaya County.
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