Cornel Rasanga Amoth was born on 22nd May 1957 to the Late Senior Chief Amoth Owira and the Late Yunia Nudi in Segere Village, Alego in Siaya County.

Cornel Rasanga is a Kenyan politician and the governor for Siaya County. He is a member of Orange Democratic Movement and coalition member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy

Cornel Rasanga entered the political arena in 2013, when he vied for Governor for Siaya County. The Orange Democratic Movement selected Cornel Rasanga as the party candidate after a disputed party nomination between Oburu Odinga and William Oduol.

He won the 4th March 2013 general election but his election was nullified by the Court of Appeal in Kisumu on 23rd August 2013. Cornel Rasanga Amoth clinched the Governor title in a subsequent by-election and became the first governor- elect of Siaya County.

Education Background

2000 – 2003 : Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi,  Bachelor of Law(LLB)

Up to 1985 : Student at Kenya Institute of Administration ( KIA) , Diploma in Supplies Management

1979 – 1981 : Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi , Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree

Upto 1977 : Student at Kisii High School,  A- level Secondary Education.

1970 – 1974 : Student at Maranda High School , O-Level Secondary Education.

1963 – 1970 : Student at Segere Primary School.

Cornel Rasanga Political Position

Governor for Siaya county

Coalition Member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy

Cornel Rasanga Career

In 1982, Cornel Rasanga joined the public service in Ministry of Agriculture as a supplies officer in-charge of National Agricultural laboratories.

Cornel Rasanga proceeded on to work as a Supplies officer in different districts and was promoted to Senior Procurement officer in charge of Procurement and materials management.

In 2005,  he was admitted as an advocate of the High Court.

Cornel Rasanga has gained over 28 years of experience working in Public Service. He is an expert advisor in matters of public procurement. Under his direction, many organizations both in public and private sector have benefited in legal interpretation on public procurement, restructuring and streamlining procurement management.

He has served as Secretary to the District Tender Boards in various Districts including Busia, Bungoma, West Pokot and Embu where he dealt with procurement and distribution of famine relief in West Pokot and Bungoma during tribal clashes, compiled District Tender Board Minutes, prepared Budgets for District requirements in conjunction with District Development Officers for Rural Projects and undertook the implementation of projects funded by the World Bank, IFAD, UNICEF and USAID.

At the Kenya Bureau of Standards he developed a Purchasing Quality Manual that is being used by the Institution to date and which led to his promotion to Principal Purchasing Officer. This manual led to drastic reduction in acquisition costs. He was also the Secretary to the Fast Track Committee, which led to the accreditation of Kenya Bureau of Standards Laboratories in 2000. The position involved overseeing Procurement of Equipment worth over KShs. 50 million funded by British Council.

He is reputed for carrying out various reforms in the public procurement particularly giving talks and seminars on public procurement regulations and administration to both the public sector and the private sector audiences.

Cornel Rasanga’s current strengths lie in public procurement management, legal advice on procurement, public/private sector consulting and institutional reforms. He is held in high regard on Institutional governance and Ethics