Hon. Oscar Kipchumba Sudi popularly known as Oscar Sudi is a member of the National Assembly for Kapseret constituency. He served as a member of the Departmental Committee on Lands, the Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee and the Procedure and House Rules Committee. From 2017 till now, he has served as a member of the Departmental Committee on Energy.
Oscar Sudi was born on March 12th, in the year 1980.
2007-2008 Diploma in Business Management at Kenya Institute of Management
2003-2006 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at Highway High School
1997-1998 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) at Olympic Primary School
2009-2012 Director at Millscup Enterprises Limited
2013-To date Member of Parliament, Kapsaret Constituency
Sudi has two wives, Lilian Sudi who is the first wife and Ann Sudi who is the second wife. Information about his children is not yet in the public domain.
His parents were squatters in the Moi University area and they lived in a grass-thatched house in the farm of Mzee Kibor arap Talai who allowed them to stay on his farm but on a temporary basis.
His father was a charcoal dealer and his mother was running a grocery business at Moi University Main Campus roundabout where Sudi would sometimes help her in running the business. In the year 1994, Sudi bought a second hand bicycle from his savings which helped him ferry charcoal to clients.
It was while at his mothers grocery that Sudi made friends with matatu operators and began touting.
“The conductors became my friends and I began working as a parking boy in 1996. After six months, I got introduced to one matatu owner, Mzee Barnabas Sawe, whose vehicles were labelled Carlos,” says Sudi. “He was paying me Sh800 and by the end of the year, he increased it to Sh1,200 due to my hard work and honesty,” said Sudi.
After one and half years, Sudi says that he learnt how to drive and when he turned 18 yrs, he began driving matatus and saved money from his salary to buy fertilizer and seeds. He says that he cultivated three-acres and then seven acres the following year.
In the year 2000, he married and moved to an iron-sheet house together with his wife. It is at that time that he bought a matatu ‘Peugeot 504’ and operated it with Sawe’s fleet. The following year while he had traveled to Nairobi, he saw Nairobian’s paying to play the game of pool an idea he thought of duplicating in Eldoret
“I then borrowed Sh110,000 and bought two tables which I installed in Kesses and they really made me good money. I bought five other tables that I gradually installed at Moi University, Mugundoi and Cherangany areas as I operated my matatu.” Narrated Sudi
He then sold his matatu and bought Toyota saloon and a Mazda pick-up to help coordinate his business and it was while buying the cars that he got interested in motor dealership.
“I went to Mombasa and bought a car which I sold for good profit in Eldoret. In Mombasa, I met the current Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony who was then a lecturer. He linked me with his comrades whom I would assist to purchase cars duty free because they enjoyed the exemption.” he said
Sudi’s aggressiveness was noticed by Wealthy Mombasa businessman David Lagat who extended deals to him for his massive clearing and forwarding agency, which eventually stretched to land deals in Uasin Gishu. It was through Lagat that Sudi met powerful people, among them former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo and current Deputy President William Ruto who was then Eldoret North MP.
Sudi vied during the 2013 General Election on Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP) ticket after Kapseret Constituency was hived off Eldoret South Constituency, providing an opportunity for Sudi.
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Oscar Sudi was on September 14, 2020 charged with five criminal offences including hate speech towards Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and his family, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, possession of a firearm and offensive conduct.