A 27-year -old Duke Mainga Echate was born in Kenyanya village, Bomachage Bobaru constituency, Kisii county.
He joined Moi university to pursue a degree in Law but his dreams were cut short by lack of school fees.
Moreover, he was orphaned and had to take care of his younger sister.
This was possible through the savings he made from his small timber business and small hotel in Mwembe Tayari, Kisii.
One year later, he joined Kisii university and enrolled for a Degree in Education and graduated on December 2015.
Within his 2013/2014 academic year, he got elected as the Sports and entertainment secretary.
This chance made him grow where he became the Secretary General for all university students in Kisii and Nyamira counties.
He joined University of Nairobi for Masters degree in International Relations.
It is through this efforts that he got appointed as the Kisii Cabinet executive for Culture, Sports, Youth and Social services under Governor James Ogwae's leadership.
He is the youngest CEC in Nyanza region.
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