Moody Awori, a former vice president, passes away at age 94. After Kijana Wamalwa’s death in 2003, Awori, a former Funyula MP, was named vice president. He lost the 2007 election to Paul Otwoma of the ODM, who is currently the governor of Busia.
From September 25, 2003, to January 9, 2008, “Uncle Moody,” a former Kenyan politician, held the position of ninth vice president. In addition, he wrote “Riding a Tiger,” an account of his political career.
Canon Jeremiah Awori and Mariamu Awori welcomed Arthur Moody Awori into the world in Butere, the former Butere/Mumias district’s administrative center. One of their 16 kids, he has held a number of top positions in medicine, politics, and other professions.
Musa, Awori’s older brother, perished as a newborn after being bitten by a snake. In the 1950s, WWW Awori, his older brother, served in the Legislative Council. Agrey Awori, his younger brother, is a politician from Uganda who finished third in the 2001 presidential election. Mary Okelo, his elder sister, founded Makini Schools and serves as its executive director.
In 1978 at the Nairobi Hospital, his brother, Professor Nelson Wanyama Awori, oversaw a team that successfully carried out the first kidney transplant in sub-Saharan Africa.  Hannington Ochwada Awori, a different brother, was a pioneer in Kenyan civil engineering.
After graduating from Mang’u High School, Moody Awori enrolled at Kakamega School. So he went to Makerere University in Uganda to study. A devoted Catholic, he is.
For the Funyula Constituency in the Busia District of the Western Province, Moody Awori was first elected as a member of parliament in 1984.
 During President Daniel arap Moi, he held a number of deputy cabinet positions.  
Avori defected from the ruling Kanu party in 2002, joined the opposition National Rainbow Alliance, and presided over the NARC’s highest governing body. Awori was appointed Home Secretary in January 2003 when Moi was succeeded by Mwai Kibaki. She then served as Vice President (although still in charge of Home Affairs) in September 2003 after Michael Kijana Wamalwa, the previous Vice President, passed away in London.
In the parliamentary elections held in December 2007, he was defeated and lost his seat. Awlori resigned from his position as vice president and interior minister on January 9 after Kibeki appointed Carlonzo Musioca to take over on January 8, 2008. Awori spoke to Musyoka as “a friend and political son” and expressed confidence in his ability to complete the mission, while Musyoka expressed his “deep regard” for Awori and referred to him as a “genuine gentleman.”