Omar Mwinyi Shimbwa was born on 1st August 1958 in the Coast province of Kenya. He is the Member of Parliament of Chanagmwe Constituency in Mombasa County elected on an ODM ticket. Omar Shimbwa attended Bomu Primary School between 1964 and 1971 and thereafter joined Allidina Visram High School between 1972 and 1975. He attended Kagumo Teachers’ College between 1977 and 1979 for his course in teaching career. Omar Shimbwa was a normal teacher between 1979 and 1981 in Merereni Primary School, Malindi before being promoted to the position of Deputy Headteacher between 1981 and 1987 in Mwajibu Primary School, Mombasa. Between 1987 and 1988 he was the Headteacher of Chaani Primary School, Mombasa and between 1988 and 1990 he was the Headteacher of Bomu Primary School, Mombasa. Changamwe MP Omar Shimbwa, served as national chairman of the Islamic Party of Kenya (IPK) in 1991 before it merged with Ford-Kenya. Omar Shimbwa has been Coalition Member of ODM and CORD 2012.On 28th March, 2013, Omar Shimbwa was sworn in as the Member of National Assembly of Kenya representing Changamwe Constituency in Mombasa County. Has been a member of Departmental Committee on Public Works, Roads & Transport of the National Assembly since 2013.