Brownie Samukai Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, News, Children, Wikipedia
Brownie Jeffery Samukai Jr. (born January 20, 1968) is an erstwhile Minister of National Defence of Liberia.
He is a politician who got appointed during the tenure of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf between 2006 till 2018.
He is an experienced technocrat in the defense and maintenance of peace.
Brownie Samukai has held many peace maintaining positions under different administrations in Liberia.
However, he is famously known for his detest for hooliganism and terroristic acts.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Brownie Jeffery Samukai Jr.|
|Stage Name:||Brownie Samukai|
|Born:||20 January 1968 (age 53 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Lofa County, Liberia|
|Parents:||Brownie J. Samukai, Sr|
|Spouse • Wife:||Married|
|Net Worth:||$100,000 – $500,000|
Brownie Samukai was born in Lofa County; a rural area in Liberia, and had a bad childhood experience.
He was born on the 20th of January in 1968.
He was subjected to different tasking works at a tender age to meet ends meet than his father, Brownie J. Samukai, Sr. (1914–2009) was an influential man in their society.
He had a lot of responsibility to cater for Brownie Samukai as regarding his development to be security conscious since he was a kid.
This is because he usually tried to secure the environment he and his peer will like to play in before engaging in what they wanted to do.
He nursed that consciousness into his career by choosing a job that had to do with security and maintaining peace in society, making him one of the popular politicians in the country.
The astute politician, Brownie Samukai had his primary and post-primary education in Liberia before securing admission to the prestigious University of Liberia, where he graduated in flying color before getting employed into the Liberian civil service.
Brownie Samukai has been in the public cynosure since the 1980s and has held numerous positions since then. To date, he worked within the Liberian Ministry of National Defense between 1986-87.
In 1991, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Defence for Operations. It was recorded that he ‘was responsible for reestablishing civilian control over the Liberian army and established an urban response team to counter urban terrorism.’ He served in this position until 1994.
In 1993 and 94, Brownie Samukai served as commander of the ‘Black Berets,’ a paramilitary police force in the Monrovia enclave of Amos Sawyer’s Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU). The International Crisis Group also notes that the Black Berets also fought alongside ECOMOG at times, notably during Charles Taylor’s 1992 assault on Monrovia (‘Operation Octopus’).
Brownie Samukai also served as Director of the Liberian National Police from 1994–95 and Deputy Minister of State for Administration from 1995 to 1997.
In 1998, he served on the AFL Restructuring Commission, where he was listed as a retired Colonel of the AFL in private business.
From 1999, Brownie Samukai served as a security officer with the United Nations, initially with UNTAET in East Timor, and then from 2000 with UNHCR and the UN Department of Safety and Security in Tanzania.
In 2006, he was appointed as the Minister of Defence by President Ellen Sirleaf, which he held till 2018.
He contested for the Senatorial seat of Lofa County in northwestern Liberia, a controversial election that has been plaguing with different court cases, and this delayed his certification as a Senate member as of now.
The embattled Senator, Brownie Samukai does not have a well-known Instagram page, and he has said several times that people should not deal with any Instagram account opening with his name.
The politician, Brownie Samukai‘s life has been full of controversy, and this can be seen in different cases being leveled against him, he was accused of economic sabotage and corruption, but he pleaded guilty.
He tested positive for Covid-19 last year July. He is presently being denied his election victory into the senate because he has not been given certification. Brownie Samukai lives in Liberia with his wife and family.
Eventhough he is tagged as an embattled politician, Brownie Samukai‘s net worth is estimated to be worth between $100,000 – $500,000.
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