H.E. Dr Wilber K. Ottichilo is the current Governor for Vihiga County, born September 23, 1952 in Emanyinya village, Emusire sub-location, Central Bunyore Ward in Emuhaya sub-county. Dr Ottichilo attended Makerere University from 1974 to 1977, the University of Nairobi from 1981 to 1983, as well as Colorado State University from 1984-1986. He obtained his doctorate in Natural Resource Management and Space Science from the University of Wageningen International Institute for Earth Observation and Geoinformation in The Netherlands.
Prior to becoming the MP for Emuhaya Constituency, Dr Ottichilo was the Director General for Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), an agency of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). He was elected to parliament through a by-election after the Emuhaya Constituency seat in the Kenyan parliament became vacant, following the election of Kenneth Marende as speaker of the National Assembly.