Senator Samuel Losuron Poghisio was born in 1958 in West Pokot County.  He is the Senator for West Pokot County having being elected in the Kenyan Senate on 8th August 2017 on a KANU Party ticket.


After the completion of his A levels, he joined Makerere University in Uganda where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and Zoology.  In 1985, he enrolled for a Master’s Degree in Communication where he graduated in 1987, with an MA (Communications) from Wheaton College in USA.  In 1992 he graduated with a Masters of Divinity (M. Div) in Philosophy and Theology from Lincoln Christian University also in the U.S.

After returning to Kenya from the U.S in 1993, he joined Daystar University as a lecturer in the department of communication where he taught until 1997 before returning to active politics.


Hon. Samuel Poghisio was first elected to Parliament in the year 1988 as a Member of Pariament for Kacheliba constituency on a KANU ticket, before venturing abroad for further studies.

He returned to Parliament as a member for Kacheliba Constituency in 1997 on a KANU ticket where he went on to serve for three (3) consecutive terms until 2013.

During this time, he was appointed as an Assistant Minister for Education, Science and Technology in the year 2000 where he served until 2002.  In the year 2008, he was appointed to the cabinet as Minister for Information and Communication where he served for a period of five (5) years until March 2013.

In 2014 he was appointed as the chair, Board of Directors, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) for a period of three (3) years.

During his free time, Hon Samuel Poghisio loves playing golf, squash, soccer as well as reading, debating and farming.