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Wilberforce "Wilber" Otichilo (born September 23, 1952) is a Kenyan politician, and the current Governor of Vihiga County having trounced Reverend Moses Akaranga in the 8/8/2017 elections. He was elected Member of Parliament for Emuhaya Constituency in 2008. He hails from Emanyinya village, Emusire, in Central Bunyore.

Wilberforce Khasilwa Otichilo
2nd Governor of Vihiga County
Assumed office
21 August 2017
DeputyPatrick Saisi Lumumba
Preceded byMoses Akaranga
Personal details
Born (1952-09-23) 23 September 1952 (age 66)


Wilber Otichilo was born September 23, 1952 in Emanyinya village, Emusire sublocation, central Bunyore, Kenya.[1]

Otichilo attended Makerere University from 1974 to 1977, the University of Nairobi from 1981 to 1983, as well as Colorado State University from 1984-1986. He obtained his doctorate in Natural Resource Management and Space Science from the University of Wageningen and International Institute for Earth Observation and Geoinformation, The Netherlands.[1]

Prior to becoming the MP for Emuhaya, Otichilo was the Director General for Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), an agency of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). He was elected to parliament through a by election after the Emuhaya seat in parliament became vacant, following the election of Kenneth Marende as speaker of the National Assembly.


  1. ^ a b Brief History of Hon. Dr. Wilber Otichilo, MP," Emuhaya Constituency website. Retrieved April 29, 2010.