Senator

HON. AARON KIPKIRUI CHERUIYOT

Biography

Hon. Aaron Kipkirui Cheruiyot, MGH, is the Senator for Kericho and Majority Leader in the Senate. 

Hon. Aaron Cheruiyot was born in 1986. He grew up in Kericho County and undertook his primary and secondary education at Unity Primary School and Kericho High School respectively, before proceeding to Moi University in Eldoret where he acquired a BA degree specializing in Language and Literary studies. In 2010 he joined the Kenya Institute of Management and acquired a Diploma in Marketing. He is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at Kenyatta University.  

Senator Cheruiyot was one of the youngest senators to be elected into the Kenyan Parliament at 29 years in 2016. He served in crucial Senate Committees that include Finance and Budget, Energy and Standing Committee on Devolution Intergovernmental Relations, and Committee on ICT among others. He was instrumental in successfully enacting important Legislation including the Tea Bill.  

He has also sponsored other Bills which include the Sports (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Persons with Disability (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and County Government (Amendment) Bill, 2018. Senator Cheruiyot ably served as the Commissioner of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC). At PSC he served with distinction as the Chair of staff welfare, Member of the Member’s Welfare and Member Security and Development committees. Senator Cheruiyot is a Captain Bunge FC where he skippered the team to winning various titles in the regional tourneys.  As a ranking member, Senator Cheruiyot is an erudite debater known for his impassioned, wit and clever quips who never failed to catch the eye of the Speaker.  

Senator Cheruiyot holds the record as the youngest Majority in the Senate while serving his third term as the Senator for Kericho County.