Sakaja Johnson is the current Senator of Nairobi County, following his election to the position on 8 August 2017 General Election in Kenya. Previously, he was a nominated Member of Parliament (National Assembly), in office since 2013. He was nominated to Parliament by The National Alliance (TNA) party which is part of the ruling Jubilee Coalition (now Jubilee party). He served as the National Chairman of The National Alliance (TNA) until 9 September 2016 when the party merged with 12 others to form the Jubilee Party. Sakaja was born and raised in Nairobi where he went to Aga Khan Nursery and Primary school up to 1998 and later joined Lenana School where he was the prefects’ coordinator as well as the law society vice-chairman. He joined the University of Nairobi where he graduated with a degree Actuarial Science. Sakaja landed his first job at the age of 19 years at Pricewatercoopers (PwC). Sakaja set up various businesses including a financial consultancy firm, Arthur Johnson Consultants, during his fourth year. Political life Sakaja has served as the vice chair of the Actuarial Students Association and the Chairman of the Student Organisation of Nairobi University in SONU. He joined the Kibaki team for 2007 elections starting off as a driver before eventually becoming the director of the Vijana na Kibaki lobby group. At the age of 26, Sakaja helped form The National Alliance (TNA) of which he became the Chairman. He serves as the Chairperson of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association, a parliamentary caucus responsible for advocacy of youth empowering policies and legislation as well as mentorship of youth leaders. Hon. Sakaja has also co-authored a book in collaboration with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ - Kenya Chapter) on Representation and Fiscal Decentralization having particularly written on the Operational Framework for Devolution in Kenya. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Committee of Labour and Social Welfare, a Standing Committee, the Vice Chairperson of the committee on National Security, Defense and Foreign Relations.