Dr Hassan Wario Arero was born on November 24, 1970 in Moyale, Marsabit County.
He joined the University of Nairobi’s Institute of African Studies in 1990 and graduated five years later with a 2nd Class Upper Honours degree in Anthropology.
In 1997, Dr Wario won the Chevening Scholarship through the British High Commission and proceeded to the University of East Anglia in Norfork, England to pursue a Masters degree.
He proceeded to undertake his PhD in Anthropology at the same university, where he graduated in 2013.
Dr Wario joined the National Museums of Kenya in 1995 and has extensive international work experience, having worked for the British Museums for eight years.
He is married with two children and is the nominee for Cabinet Secretary Sports, Culture and Arts.